I keep telling myself that if my art is my career, I should take it like a real job. That's the force to push myself get into work. A full time artist is an entrepreneur. You are independent, self-directed and self-reliance professional. Creating your arts is a kind of production; and, selling your arts is a kind of business. I am not trying to commercialize the artist career; however, if you think out of your 'artistic-box', it's really nothing different from the actual business.
|The recent setup of my studio. I like to change it from time to time.|
Being an artist, or any self-employed professionals, we have the flexibility and independence that most professionals desire for. You have control over almost everything: your workplace, your work style, your organizing method, and most importantly, your time. You can choose to sleep until sunset and working throughout the night. You can make any decision you like, no boring meeting with your colleagues and bosses is required. You can grab your luggage and plan your vacation spontaneously, without the need of going through your boss's approval. Isn't it great? There's always a con come after pro. This limitless power of control can be the worst pest of your artist career. Without proper control, this power could eat up your productivity, making a nest for your procrastination; soon, you become nothing. It's true. If you don't make art, you can't call yourself artist. If your art feed you, you need to make art constantly.