I was watching an art documentary last night. Bits and blips of curators or whatever else those important art people are called.....the only thing that I retained and paid attention to was this:
' if you are willing to spend 75% of your time marketing yourself and only 25% of your time making art you might make it.'
I'm not going to make it if that is true.
Right now I'm having this little struggle with wanting to just do my own stupid stuff. No photo pieces, no clocks. Just this strange 'thing' I'm working on for me and Tod to live with, even then we might not want it when it is done. I know it is strange, not pretty and maybe even a real mess. The constant battle is to allow myself to spend hours and hours a day doing this when the brain says make something that will sell. Make something that a gallery will show. Make something that counts. My heart says shut up. Leave me alone. This is how I want to spend my time here on earth, today, now. It's okay to experiment and make a mess and waste time and materials if you don't judge it. Hard to justify though when you want to push that invisible boulder out of your way and see or feel some progress. It would be easy to keep making the same thing over and over, take what I think is the easy way out and keep making things I know will sell just for the sake of having something in a gallery. Easy doesn't = satisfying though does it.