Soften While Still ALIVE
A newsletter from Andrew Simonet dropped into my in-box today, just as I was contemplating the business of art. This quote resonated with me, and I thought you might like it, too.
"Insufficient branding is not what makes an artist's life hard. Know why it's hard? Because artists do essential, arduous work that fuels everything in our culture, and we are consistently under acknowledged, under respected, and under compensated. That's why it's goddamn hard. Artists are not screwing this up. Artists are doing heroic work under intolerable conditions. This world extracts our creations and insights and abandons us economically."
For all of you out there creating, you are DOING HEROIC WORK! I see you. You look mahhhhhvelous. xo
11/2/2022 04:49:25 pm
omg, Lola. Your words and art and everything about this post from start to finish grabbed me by the shoulders.
11/6/2022 03:40:58 pm
Dotty! Thank you, lovely one. You always make my heart smile!
11/6/2022 03:41:50 pm
Thea! Right? Simonet always helps me put things in the right perspective. The work we do - it MATTERS!
11/6/2022 03:42:09 pm
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