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Challenges & rewards of being an artist


Drica Lobo at her art studio in Hermosa Beach, CA | Photo credit: Corinne Rushing


Hello, hello! So glad to have you here! I've been mostly away from my studio this January and took this time to organize my next projects, work on files, and clean up my computer and home.


I noticed my constant need to be chasing creativity, even on days I decide to take a break. Maybe it is my natural way of living, but I've been thinking a lot about the challenges and rewards I face as an artist that I would love to share with you.


Being an artist is a constant journey of self-discovery, creativity, and expression. It's a path that requires a deep understanding of one's self and the ability to translate that understanding into something that others can connect with.

The life of an artist is often unstable and filled with ups and downs, but for those who are truly passionate about their craft, the journey is so worth it.

One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist is the constant need to be creative. Ideas can be elusive, and inspiration can be hard to come by. But when an artist is able to tap into their inner creativity, the results can be fantastic.

Another challenge that artists face is the pressure to improve and evolve constantly. The art world is constantly changing, and artists must be able to adapt and grow to stay relevant. This means that artists must be willing to take risks and try new things, even if it means stepping outside their comfort zone.

Despite the challenges, being an artist also has its rewards. There is nothing quite like creating something unique that resonates with people. When an artist can connect with their audience, it can be a truly fulfilling experience.

Being an artist is not just about creating art. It's also about building a career. This means networking, self-promotion, and business savvy. It can be a difficult balance, but the rewards can be great for those who can navigate it.

In the end, being an artist is about passion, perseverance, and hard work. It's a journey that requires determination and perseverance, but for those willing to put in the effort, the rewards are worth it.

I have to remind myself often to keep pushing forward, keep creating, and never lose sight of why I fell in love with the craft in the first place.

If you have a passion for creativity, thanks for being here. I hope this post has inspired you to keep pushing forward and pursuing your dreams. Share your journey with the community in the comments below, and let's continue to support and uplift each other on our paths.


Color Your Life!


Love, Drica

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