When you are an artist and especially trying to make ends meet with it, and if you are doing work from home, and now that everyone is sailing on the same ship I am sure you might feel the pain of multi-tasking and the disturbance between your work.
I have to go through this all year round. I find it very hard to multi-task the home chores and my own work because by the time it is time to actually work on my own personal projects my energy is all drained up and I have no further will to work anymore.
It is not easy to do work-from-home kind of work and then when it comes to art every artist has its own way of doing art. Some like complete silence and you dare not disturb them, some like to work with music. I love music but I don’t like someone disturbing me in the middle of painting or illustration work or even between writing. I like to be left alone with my art though.
I am very possessive about my space and very much used to it now. So if someone tries to step into my space especially when I am completely lost into it, it irks me a lot and I really wish to kill the person there and there.
I really love my space a lot and so I hardly like to socialize with people. I try to keep it low and down.
This is one of the reasons I wish to have my own physical space as well for my artwork. I wish to have an art studio of my own where I can work all day, put my work on display and people can actually visit it and buy things if they wish to.
I sometimes crave to have my own workspace where I can be seriously left alone and people would respect and take me and my art seriously. Art is still not given the kind of respect and importance it deserves. It still is termed as just a hobby and not given the kind of respect and honor it deserves.
I know this because I have given away a lot of my paintings for free, worked as a free illustrator and sometimes got paid very less than what I deserved all because I am a self-taught artist and my low-self esteem plays well for people. I am trying hard to work on my skills every day, I try to practice, I try to go back and forth to the basics and then come back to my personal projects I try to work on.
People think hand-made stuff, art, and everything is cheap but when you actually try to sell them and give them a high-end price they will step back and never return. The same thing you sell under a brand name they will be ready to pay as much you ask for without even the thought of bargaining. Art is still so underrated and it breaks my heart.
As a writer too it’s difficult to earn because most of my work that gets published is either free of charge and sometimes I myself have to pay to get published.
With all this, I feel so low when my art, my writing is still so underrated and I feel I still have to go a long way. Sometimes it discourages me and demotivates me.
Maybe having a studio is like next to impossible at the moment but someday just someday in my life, I hope to become a brand myself and have my own art studio. Just… someday…maybe.