Burned out by selling my creativity to others, I'm set on finding myself again.
I think I really needed this. I Instantly subscribed. I'll be looking forward to reading your journey.
This is so wonderful to find! I'm also recovering from burnout and learning to find joy in my art again. I'm looking forward to seeing what you show here!
I think that ‘making art to please others’ is sort of the definition of illustration in a way. I’ve been busy drawing away making changes to please an editor... which definitely feels like ‘trying to please others’; since I like it just fine the way I drew it! Lol! But as always, the illustrator has to do as they are told... sigh.
Glad to have found you here. And yes, it totally resonates with me too. Exciting times!
So happy I found your Substack, I have just started mine as a studio journal- type thingy as I venture into full time painting when I leave my job in art education. I feel like I have to redefine my ‘identity’ in a way and this seems like a great place to explore and record the process. 😁
Wishing you all the best and looking forward to walking with you your journey.
This post is so relevant in so many ways. I know I am not alone in feeling this way -and apparently neither are you :-) Looking forward to following you and what happens next. :-)
I am looking forward to following this journey - and yes! so much feels familiar from my own life. Roll on post 2!
Thank you Marloes, this resonated with me so much!
I can so relate to all this. Thanks so much for sharing it and I am so happy to read you :)