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

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, fairly, false validation from social media.

It’s correct, and I loathe saying this, that the extra followers you have, the far more possible I am to pay awareness to you and your art for the reason that many others have presented you their thumbs up at some position. 

And your social feed is more most likely to retain my focus if it emphasizes artwork as the center of your lifestyle. Artwork, art, and much more art. That’s what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and crucial notice.

However, we have to admit that there is a false perception of validation from social media. I imagine 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 consider a phase (or two) back again to ponder what she definitely desired from her artwork. Listen to my discussion with her in episode 119.

While it feels excellent to get individuals followers, likes, reviews, and shares on social media, at some stage you have to ponder what they all imply. 

Who is accomplishing the adhering to, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are people interactions aiding you in the long operate? What takes place when you do not get more than enough likes or remarks?

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

Leave a Reply