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15 Things an Artist Should Never Say

Valerie Atkisson | ArtBistro

#14 Never say yes to a hard deadline on the spot.

Whether it is a commission or a gallery show, a commitment is to be taken seriously. The gallery or collector will be planning around the finished work. The last thing you want to do is inconvenience them. Before setting a hard deadline, make sure you have enough time to complete the project.

#13 “I can’t afford to make art”

Artists over centuries have always found a way to make art…for nothing. Think of the cave painters, their art did not cost money. Yes, some art costs money to make, but it does not have to. You may even have things lying around your house with which you can make your next masterpiece.

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