Oil painting of young girl and boy digging in the sand on the beach

Or, alternatively, false validation from social media.

It’s real, and I despise stating this, that the much more followers you have, the additional probably I am to shell out attention to you and your art mainly because others have specified you their thumbs up at some position. 

And your social feed is additional most likely to keep my focus if it emphasizes art as the heart of your existence. Art, art, and much more artwork. That’s what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and essential interest.

Nevertheless, we have to acknowledge that there is a phony sense of validation from social media. I believe Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram following swiftly and had to choose a phase (or two) back again to ponder what she definitely preferred from her art. Pay attention to my discussion with her in episode 119.

Although it feels fantastic to get all those followers, likes, comments, and shares on social media, at some point you have to marvel what they all mean. 

Who is undertaking the pursuing, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are those interactions assisting you in the very long run? What comes about when you never get more than enough likes or reviews?

This begs the issue: Who are you trying to find validation from?

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