Art is definitely not for Sissies. It takes a fair amount of bravery and courage to put your heart and soul on display. Over the years I have found that it's purely a matter of priorities. . . mainly, learning how to put your happiness first, doing something that makes you happy without the fear or worry of what anyone else may think about it.
Some people will love it and some people won't, but if YOU love it, that is your success and all that really matters.
Today, I did something that I love and I'm pretty stoked about it. It makes me really happy to re-purpose my wooden artist paint palettes. Yes, the ones that I leave and let paint dry on them with out cleaning them up after I do fairly large paintings. They make beautiful wall art/ hangings and perfect studio art. I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.
I have a few listed in my Etsy shop and some hanging in my own studio. Now after each large painting I do, I will be posting one of these artist paint palettes in my shop. I also leave a personal message on the back side.
Now if I could just figure out something wonderful for all the brushes I ruin!
Follow your heart and do something everyday that makes YOU happy!