Kris’ thoughts on being an Artist

This is one of the most memorable sunsets I’ve watched in New Zealand. I still remember that season in my art career when I was finally able to do my very first art show. Took me three years to get there and it was a surreal experience – so excited but almost freaking out at the same time. I felt most vulnerable during those moments of waiting for that first sale and whenever somebody gives feedback about my work. 

I believe I have grown so much over the years in terms of dealing with all the emotions I have to go through with my decision to become an artist. I still get nervous during opening nights but I get to enjoy the experience a bit more. Feedback (favourable or not) will always have an effect on me but only for a moment – then I move on because I don’t do my art to get praises or recognition. I do my art to celebrate life and hopefully make a difference to someone’s creative journey. 

How about you? How do you handle criticism? When do you feel most vulnerable?

Follow my creative journey at my facebook page or instagram page @krisancog

4 thoughts on “Kris’ thoughts on being an Artist

  1. Ooh, I love that one, beautiful colours!

    It depends on the kind of criticism. Some people are nasty and just want to hurt people’s feelings. If people just say they don’t like it and tell me why, that is o.k. I think, as beauty really is a matter of taste, in the eye of the onlooker.

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    1. Well said 🙂 high five to that!! Sometimes we are afraid to stand for ourselves and just accept criticism as it is but later on I’ve learned that we don’t get defined by what people tell us based on how they judge us. We should learn to stand for ourselves cause if we don’t do it then who will? Nobody knows you better than yourself 🙂 🙂

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