Facing the critic

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Facing the critic

Anyone that has ever found themselves in the company of others, has at one time or another faced a critic.
As an exhibiting artist I have also found myself in the presence of someone who has either set themselves up as a verbal “thumbs direction” to my artistic fate, or prehaps someone has hired them to ride the coat tails of those that do..create. It takes grace and wit to stay in the presence of these people. Some artists are not moved by their opinion, some on the otherhand can take it far too seriously, allowing it to injure the flow of their expression. As you work in your creative space, if those cutting words come floating back over your head, may I suggest that you neednt put value on what the critics say. They can be a perfect reminder of the free spirit that implores you to recall why you create in the first place.

Follow your heart, stay in the company of those who support your self expression or in the studio space where the fireworks fly,…the good ones!

In support of art and artists,
who want to do everything they do as art!
-Elizabeth Berg


About the Author:

Hello, I'm Elizabeth Berg, illustrator, artist, and art teacher. I make custom illustrations --and use several different art styles-- to make your project stand out. I also teach fine art classes for adults and children.