© vintage pencil work 1991-2012 Louis J. Auslander
I think anything worth having sells itself.
Sure an artist can advertise and market and spend much of their time working on reaching out to people.
I see many that do.
Mediocre artist yet, excellent salesmen, marketers and advertisers can and do generate profits.
Now to me a true artist is not about profits yet the true artist will make huge profits if they pursue perfection in their art and leave the sales to their product.
The mediocre artist decides to make what they think will sell.
They spend more time and effort on sales then they do on becoming a better artist.
They make it so far and then say, “ok, this is good enough to sell!”.
They sell themselves short in my opinion.
Looking for attention, fame, and money they settle for mediocre work and a decent wage.
What if you put all your effort into your artwork?
What if you had the patience to pursue perfection?
What if you went for years without making any profits yet focused all your energies on getting better and better at your craft?
The thing is, we don’t really know what greatness we are capable of.
We do know that if we do what sells, if we settle for mediocracy, if we focus on selling, we can generate a decent wage.
None of the best artist that ever existed or still are alive settled for this.
Some of the best artist may have never made money and some were filthy rich from there efforts.
Either way, rich or poor I guarantee the best of the best most definitely learned more and lived more enriched lives than those that sold themselves short.
You deserve the best!
Be and pursue the best of yourself!
© 2012 Louis J. Auslander