What would you sacrifice in order to continue to reach your dreams and goals as an Artist?

What would you sacrifice in order to continue to reach your dreams and goals as an Artist?

I must say since working as a full-time Artist as a most serious and professional career move in 2012, my life continues to be a growing and ever-expanding experience. Creativity has been a life-long thing for me. Since the age of 5 dancing as a ballerina for about 5 years, then the flute for 6 years, but as I reached high school, doing Art and expressing myself through drawing and painting has been the main thing that stuck over the years, because I found I could incorporate my love of music and movement that I loved via dancing through my works.

 

 

I think a lot of us find Art and creativity is an outlet to either express or understand ourselves more and the world we in live in, but also in relation to the connection we have with each other. When interacting with each other in this technological world we are faced with more and more distractions, we are interacting less and less face-to-face out of fear, insecurities or boundaries we have put up in order to protect ourselves. This can be very limiting and determintal to our growth and purpose in life, especially in relation to the flow and expansion of creativity.


Do you ever push yourself outside of those boundaries we often enough put up in order to either protect ourselves or out of fear?
What would you sacrifice below in order to focus more on to reach your dreams and goals? Because after all doing this is an empowering and courageous act & one that brings a lot of meaning to your life.



RELATIONSHIP ~ Would you sacrifice having a relationship to focus more on your career? Is always a huge topic of discussion and proof of this is on any social media channel that you interact with. Would you hold off on having a relationship or family so that you can focus on your career?
Do you find having a relationship is a distraction?



LOCATION ~ Would you sacrifice leaving your own country, town or city to be closer to your dream? Location is always a big thing for any Artist because it is always the big cities that have more opportunities not only for growth and expansion as an Artist but also for exposure and sales from a business point of view. For example in 2012 I moved from the city of Sydney NSW in Australia to Dubbo NSW Australia. I had a 3rd sequel to my "Hidden World" show, with the 1st 2 shows being in Sydney and Canberra. (Alot of my works sold effortlessly with at least half or more gone.) The 3rd sequel to the show, yes I sold works but people tend to hold onto their money more in country towns, this was a big eye opener for me. And all 3 shows were located at Cafes, my favourite place to exhibit.


FAMILY ~ Would you sacrifice holding off on a having a family or would a move closer or further away from family be a sacrifice for you? Having a family or being close to family is definitely not for everyone, and is a challenge to say the least either way you look at it when focusing on your career. It is very challenging for family to understand what you do and the seriousness of your work because being an Artist is not the ideal career that they would imagine you being in.


FRIENDS ~ Would you sacrifice spending time with friends in order to get the work done that will allow you to get closer to your dream?
When you are an Artist, you must admit that working to deadlines and having the ample time to produce the sufficient amount of work in the studio can very time consuming. You don't want to be rude but sometimes being an Artist requires you to work odd times of the day in order to complete a body of work, and this time is usually outside your normal working hours, you must admit.
If your anything like me you like to start studio work in the afternoon and work until late hours of the night or early morning.


Art I'm sure you'd agree is a passionate affair and at times not all avenues are always looked at. I guess this topic also depends on the level of goal you want to reach and how far you'd be willing to go to reach that goal. The greater the goal, the higher the risk. For e.g.: Some Artists want to reach places around the world, others are happy to exhibit locally.
Art is a challenge to say the least because I think in society it is one of things that is still only recognised on the highest level if you are either a teacher or graphic designer contributing to the greater everyday society at large.
It takes hard work to be recognised if this is one of your goals because it is an individual path 1st and 2nd you need to reach your audience in the most engaging way to be noticed and 3rd it is a 2D object not a 3D one, unless it is comes framed of course.

It would be interesting to know your thoughts on this, what your goals and the balancing act your currently doing in relation to your career, good luck with it all and keep reaching for your dreams & goals !



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'Dreamtime Colouring Book' COLOURING BOOK by Mirree Contemporary Dreamtime Animal Series
'Dreamtime Colouring Book' COLOURING BOOK by Mirree Contemporary Dreamtime Animal Series $101.00
The 'Dreamtime Colouring Book' is currently our No: 1 Best Selling Product!NOW BACK IN STOCK! Choose your 1 FREE Animal Dreaming Postcard per Colouring Book from below, and place your chosen Animal in the comment box upon check-out! ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE AND WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT TO BEGIN WITH.ALL THE TEMPLATES IN THE BOOK! Dingo Animal DreamingBONUS #1 TEMPLATE: IN THE BEGINNING OF TIME...Please Note: If you are having any problems purchasing online, please do not hesitate to send me an email at : mirree@dreamsofcreation.com with all your details such as name, address, email and your order and I will put the order through manually for you. I have a number of customers that prefer it this way and is more convenient for them.A4 Ring Bound Colouring Book, you can tear out your most cherished and meaningful piece, frame it and hang it in your favourite room... If you've already loved Mirree's animal dreamings, well now they will be carefully comprised into this "Colouring Dreamtime Book" especially for adults, beginners and kids alike. Everything in the book, from the picture to the written text, the cover, back, even down to the production of it, under Mirree's direction has been created by Contemporary Aboriginal Artist.  Order direct from the Aboriginal Artist that created it, contact Mirree personally via her Facebook page at: Artworks by Mirree if you have any troubles putting your order through 22 Animal Dreaming Templates plus an extra 6 Ancestral Animal Dreaming Templates And a bonus 2 templates Spiritual Animal meanings to help you along your journey Each page is printed double sided with template zoomed in on one side and the spiritual meaning on the other side to inspire you Completely hand-crafted, designed & created by Contemporary Aboriginal Artist Mirree from her 1 meter Original Animal Dreaming Paintings which have been in the making since 2011 A4 Landscape in Size and Ring Bound so your templates sit completely straight on the page Mirree has won "Teacher of the Year" Award for her work in the past for making her students feel that sense of belonging through Art (see Certificate) On one side will be the animal image to colour in and on the other side will be the inner meaning that goes with the animal and how it relates to you in your life, so you can delve into each animal to choose which one resonates with you the best. Alot of the time my customers get over-whelmed because there is so many animals to choose from and they want to have one for there very own to purchase, in this colouring book you can get up close and personal with all of the animals and begin to understand which one resonates with you the most.There maybe 1 you want to mainly work with and concentrate on or there maybe a few of them. It's like having your very own personal animal guiding you on your journey. You will receive 1 Ring Bound Dreamtime Colouring Book by Mirree & 1 FREE Animal Dreaming Colour Postcard of your choice. DONT BE FOOLED BY IMITATION DREAMTIME COLOURING BOOKS, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN DIRECTLY CREATED FROM AN ABORIGINAL ARTIST LIKE THIS ONE HAS.What makes this book so unique is that it has been designed, created and written by Aboriginal Artist: Mirree & the book will not be made available in shops, it can only be purchased here online or from Mirree personally via her Facebook page at: Artworks by MirreeThere is more Books to come soon... Pictures & Stories © by Mirree This book is a tribute to my Dad who has stood by my side since the beginning of my journey of self discovery and healing through Art, it was never an easy time back then, but one that has continued to enrich my life everyday since. Besides great things are never meant to be easy, otherwise everyone would be doing it! Below is a newspaper clipping from my very 1st Cultural Art award I won, we both won awards that year. He gives me the strength to grow, inspiring me to continue my life's passion, against any odds. Mirree is a Contemporary Aboriginal Artist from Wiradjuri country in NSW Australia. She won the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2009 for her work teaching at the Canberra Institute of Technology at the Aboriginal Centre teaching cultural Art to students from the ages of 15-55, making the students feel that sense of belonging through their Art. She has been painting since a teenager; she wishes to share her gift of painting & story telling to the world. Purchase Mirree’s Art here: www.dreamsofcreation.com OR follow her on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artbymirree     Buy the matching Dreamtime Oracle Card Deck here Due for release in February 2017 !
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