In the face of uncertainty and the unknown, artists are particularly equipped to step up to the plate.
Because the very nature of what we do as creatives builds great resilience.
What does it mean to be resilient?
Being resilient means having the emotional strength and knowledge to cope in spite of setbacks, or barriers, or limited resources.
Do you recognize yourself there?
Because all those times you walked into the studio and lifted your pencil or brush, you exhibited resilience.
Every time you’ve submitted an artwork to a competition, you’ve exhibited resilience.
All those times you’ve shared your work online or in a gallery, you’ve exhibited resilience.
People say we live in challenging times.
But the truth is, challenging times are a predictable part of life.
It’s how we face those times, how we build and use our resilience, that defines our lives.
But you may not be feeling particularly resilient at the moment.
I get that.
So I’ve made a list here of some ways to strengthen your resilience as an artist so you’re ready for what life holds, whether it’s at the easel or your community.
- Practice Self-Care
- Find Opportunities
- Pay Attention to Your Thinking
- Build a Tribe and Be Part of a Community
- Channel Your Creativity
You can also use these links to dive into resources that feel best for you:
To make it through the tough times takes resilience. You’ve got it. And now we’re all called to share it.
Let’s paint our way through it.