Portrait of a Self-Employed Millennial Artist

Breaking the Comparison Habit As artists, none of us are strangers to clichés that non-artists expect of us: from romantic dreamers to tortured creatives. But what about the stereotypes that we fit ourselves into? Perhaps we think that our artistic skills are governed by inborn talent, or that our work isn’t ready to be shown to the world. As a young artist who recently took my career full time, I caught myself buying into the belief that there are two paths for a creative person my age: the trek of the struggling, undiscovered artist, or the perceived skyrocket to fame we see in people our own age. These beliefs about our options are given voice from the places we least expect; we hear them

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