Work in progress- Poppies

So, I've been creating art consistently for *gasp* almost a decade now (where did the time go?) And off and on for many years prior. Making art that was more commercially appealing was never the point, and I never chased followers on socials or any real validation. I've always done it because I enjoy it, and it helped me deal with stressful life events in a productive way. When I didn't want to feel the full force of a negative emotion, I could always escape into my art. Now, as some of you know, I recently made products with my art available on redbubble, I could get into why them, but that's a discussion for another time. Anyway, it's been about a week, and I haven't sold a thing, which is fine. I knew part of it was going to be a learning experience. The reason I bring it up is because, really for the first time ever, I'm finding myself concerned with appeal and marketability. About finding that magic balance where I'm still true to myself but I'm creating art people actually want. It is so strange. And yeah, it is stressful, being a traditional artist in a world full of digital artists in and of itself is a touch stressful. But this is a new feeling for me. I don't consider it a bad feeling, it has effectively kick started me into brainstorming and executing new art, so yeah not going to complain about getting my muse in gear. I suppose I still wanted to post about it though, I know creatives collectively go through it. And thank goodness for my creative friends and the support they provide. Anyway, I finally kicked of my botanical series, which I've been talking/thinking about for a while, with this poppy art. Not done yet, but it is getting there. #art #myart #artwork #originalart #artistproblems

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