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

Or, rather, false validation from social media.

It is accurate, and I detest saying this, that the much more followers you have, the far more very likely I am to pay back interest to you and your artwork for the reason that others have offered you their thumbs up at some level. 

And your social feed is extra probable to preserve my notice if it emphasizes art as the middle of your daily life. Art, artwork, and additional artwork. That is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and important focus.

Having said that, we have to acknowledge that there is a fake feeling of validation from social media. I think Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram adhering to rapidly and experienced to just take a phase (or two) again to ponder what she definitely wanted from her artwork. Hear to my discussion with her in episode 119.

Even though it feels very good to get individuals followers, likes, remarks, and shares on social media, at some issue you have to wonder what they all signify. 

Who is carrying out the adhering to, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are those interactions supporting you in the long operate? What transpires when you don’t get plenty of likes or comments?

This begs the problem: Who are you looking for validation from?

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