M. C. A. Hogarth (haikujaguar) wrote,

A (Three Jaguars) Note about Compromises

I am observing lately that my doodles sell well. This is not a surprise: you’re always going to find more people with $30 than $3000. I’ve known this since my first livestream, even. And it’s deeply pleasing, because I make art, and the art leaves my hands, and I get some money in. If I didn’t enjoy the doodling, I wouldn’t be doing the Kickstarter Monday.

…but some part of me really, really wants to do the big ambitious pieces that no one can afford.

This is the point where treating art like a business will cause angst.

All people who do creative work for money recognize this particular conundrum. The extent to which we bow to Business Manager is the extent to which we thrive financially. But we wouldn’t be Artists if we didn’t fight for the reins… and if we didn’t feel it was our divine duty to win them and run off with the bit in our teeth on our madcap joys, screaming defiance.

Mirrored from MCAH Online.

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