Finding your inner artist, day 23: About being independent

Today’s quote:

If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation. ~ Albert Camus

Albert Camus

Albert Camus (Photo credit: Mitmensch0812)

Now, this is a tricky one – don’t we all need to make a living?

It is very easy to fall into the trap of creating what the audience wants, in an attempt to get a sale. We probably all read magazines, watch features on TV, have a look at the Internet to find out the flavour of the month – to see what other people do, to find out what sells…

The problem with this approach is that you won’t be the one who is in control of your art. Ask yourself if that’s what you really want. And because this is such an important question, I will actually give you a second quote today:

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. ~ Jack Kerouac

© Petra Raspel 2013

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