HOW TO BE AN ARTIST

Sunday, 12 November 2017


Hi sweet babes!

I've always wanted to be artist, you know. Always. It's a weighty word with blurry definitions and I didn't (still don't) have the basic qualifying points that I thought would make me a Real Deal Artist: a formal art education and a long-term full-time income purely from art.

But, I decided to start calling myself an artist anyway. Why the fuck not, right?

I make art. I'm an artist.

I decided it's as simple as that.


In the first video from me in LITERAL YEARS I spoke all about the nonsense of not feeling like a legit artist and 5 ways to be an artist right now.



Shit You Don't Need To Be An Artist:

- A formal art education
- A full time income from your art

OK. Cool. Forget this shit.

Things You Need To Become An Artist:

1. MAKE ART

Be as prolific as possible. Create as much as possible to get your skills to the level of your desires. Don't be precious.

2. SHARE YOUR WORK

Not as a means to seek validation but as a process of exposing your creations to the work, share your work with the world. Growing in public allows people to become invested in your work and allow you to develop in your skills with feedback and assisted development. Putting your work out there is also the ultimate way to self-define as an artist and that is a very beautiful thing! 

3. EDUCATE YOURSELF

If you want to grow and develop your skills in anything  you need to be constantly learning and developing. Go to classes, visit galleries, read about artists you admire and artists you hate, watch documentaries, soak up the inspirational juice and let them ferment in your magical mind.

What does being a Real Legit Artist mean to you?


I'm warming back up to making videos again so if there's anything you'd like to see or anything you'd like me to talk about let ya girl know!

All the love, always,

 Gabi xx

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