Creating for the Hell of It
There’s a theory that Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
If it’s true, and you are pursuing creativity, are you willing to go that far?
I not saying that’s the goal. No one wants to be a broke joke.
But this might be a reality you face.
You have to love painting for painting's sake, not for the munnies. Creating for the joy of the work needs to be embedded into what you do.
This is also a lesson in the need to master multiple skills. If you want to do great work AND get your work out there, you have to be really good and original at your art, AND really good at marketing and selling your story. Two separate skills entirely.
— Josh Waggoner