Over the weekend, I stopped in a local gallery and was talking with some of the artists. Several were quite successful.
One described herself as struggling. Then she said with a laugh, no she was really the typical “starving artist.”
What ensued was a rather lively discussion about our value, what we believe we are capable of, what words to do us, and the notion that we do not have to buy into that “starving” mentality.
The starving artist mentality is totally in your head.