June 13, 2024


Go Crack A Art

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 is real, and I dislike declaring this, that the far more followers you have, the more probable I am to pay back consideration to you and your art due to the fact other people have specified you their thumbs up at some issue. 

And your social feed is much more very likely to sustain my interest if it emphasizes artwork as the middle of your lifestyle. Artwork, artwork, and far more art. That’s what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and important notice.

Even so, we have to admit that there is a false feeling of validation from social media. I assume Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about seeking to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram pursuing immediately and experienced to take a action (or two) again to contemplate what she really wished from her art. Hear to my dialogue with her in episode 119.

When it feels good to get those followers, likes, remarks, and shares on social media, at some level you have to ponder what they all suggest. 

Who is doing the adhering to, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are all those interactions aiding you in the extensive run? What transpires when you never get ample likes or comments?

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