I see painting as my ultimate career path, but it’s crucial to clarify: I can’t solely paint for the joy of it—I need it to be financially sustainable. This means creating art that resonates with buyers. However, when I focus solely on painting for others and predicting what might sell, I invariably spiral into uncertainty and produce unsatisfactory work. It’s astonishing how creating for any reason beyond the sheer experience restricts the outcome.
Note to self – untangle financial needs from creative passion and trust the journey ahead, letting it guide me without the pressure of expectations.