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How Artists can overcome Imposter Syndrome

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How Artists can overcome Imposter Syndrome

I thought I was a Fake. When I received my brand-new business cards in the mail, I stared on that little line below my name that read “Abstract Artist”. I couldn't shake the feeling that I was being somehow delusional. That there are millions of artists out there that are better than me. I felt I am not proficient or accomplished enough, that I should not call myself an “artist”.   Do you also know this feeling of inadequacy and insecurity - the secret thought of being a “fake”, and that soon everybody finds out? This feeling is called “Imposter Syndrome” and according...

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Female Artists over 50 - If not now, when?

Female Artists over 50 - If not now, when?

Female artists, especially in a “certain age” (= no longer young) have often problems to carve out a space for their creativity and their artistic career. We read and hear that to pursue an artistic or creative career, you have to have “made it” in your 20’s or 30’s. This is not only a wrong idea, but it also puts an enormous amount of pressure on us creatives to be successful in an early age - or not at all.This celebration of youth can discourage some of us, who discover their interest in arts and crafts only in their middle...

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