You wouldn’t be the only artist.
So many people – absolutely great artists and wonderful folk in their own right – are terribly abashed about their art.
As if it’s something that barely deserves to exist – let alone be seen or indeed – gasp – sold.
How misguided can a person be?
Don’t forget that it’s art that makes and defines a culture.
Art is what people and countries and eras are known for.
What if we hadn’t had Bach, or Picasso, or Da Vinci?
Then we’d still be imitating birdsong, or scratching coal on cave walls, or worshipping a shapeless lump of clay.
No, we had all those great minds, the inspired and driven, and what we’re left with is a culture that’s richer and more refined because – not in spite of – art.
Art isn’t just something that pleases – it’s what makes us who we are.
The experience of art changes a person, just as much as creation does.
So no, you shouldn’t be shy about your art.
Not apologetic, and certainly not underselling it.
If anything, you should drive a hard sale and get as much exposure as you possibly can.
Because that way, you get to change the world.
I’ll quote Hugh MacLeod: “Change the world or go home”.
Because the ability to do that is the prerogative and I dare say the duty of the artist.
So go sell, unabashed.
Just like Jim Henson, Andy Warhol, Dr. Seuss, Stephen King, James Cameron, Bobby McFerrin, Wyland, to name but a few.
They all understand that business is art and art is business.
As I’ll demonstrate for you in the next LEAP Newsletter.
In other words, 16 pages in which you’ll learn from the masters.
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