Thursday, January 19, 2006

What's Your Narcotic?

An interesting article by WBPark, a New York Cartoonist, who describes his acceptance in a great publication like a narcotic to cartoonists. Park's story typifies each one of us who strive to maintain that committed working relationship we have with our creative-selves.

My personal narcotic, at this point in time, is validation -and I'm getting loads of it. Moreover, my survival tactic thru the low-points is stalking other artists to examine their marketing techniques and determine if it is relavent to my own. All this as I sharpen my own selling blade -while drinking wine, of course.

What's your narcotic? More importantly, how do you survive thru the low points?

2 comments:

Jeanne Rhea said...

...how do you survive thru the low points?

I bask in the knowledge that I love the process of creating. Whatever it is and even if not financially rewarding, I still know that I had rather be doing that activity at that moment more than anything else. Even the worst day of creating still beats working in a factory or bank, having someone---anyone determine what I will be doing for the day. And I remind myself of this when I start thinking that this life is hard.

EC (Lisa) Stewart said...

You're quite right. I could never go back to working for someone else. I love taking responsibility for everything.

However, I should do more basking. Perhaps 5 years from now, I will slow down and start basking... say in the Italian sun.

Until then, I will continue to remain uncontent until I believe I can breathe easy.

I guess in the end, it's about the quality of life one ponders before moving into the next realm -and with that I'm completely content.