It’s easier to write these blog posts about stupid stuff because I know nobody reads them. But it's also depressing if nobody is looking at our art.
We want people to see and love our artwork, but too often we get caught in the trap of making artwork for this new audience.
The great artist stares down the fear of rejection from his audience and continues making the work that is true to himself.
The trick is to create artwork AS IF nobody is watching and as if the world has no critique to offer.
No matter the stakes, make artwork that you would make if nobody ever saw it. That's the good stuff, anyway.
I write here because I want to write each day. Whether an audience shows up bothers me none. I will write for one or one million.