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    "I don't want to be an artist anymore" by Gee Greenslade

    Kind of an interesting little blog...

    http://www.geegreenslade.com/blog-1/i-dont-want-to-be-an-artist-anymore


    My creativity feels wrecked by years and years of making her do the work. Of forcing shit up hill that doesn't always push. Guys, you see the super shiny happy side to this. You see the awards won and the work that's made and the best parts of the showreel. You don't see the sweat and tears behind closed doors.
    "So do you like your job? Really?"
    "No, I don't love this right now"
    "How come?"
    "The pressure to successful at every turn is pretty extreme. The pressure to make every image I have ever made into a high selling gold award is pretty awful. I'm not in love with that. I don't love living in the public eye so much, I don't love making work that's sale-able and worrying if it is sale-able. I am terrified I'll never make another Tribute to Carl Sagan even if its not rational because the past has told me that I always come back swinging bigger and better than before.
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    abrahadabra


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    Read as awfully trite "woe is the artist's life" bit..

    Meh.
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    But isn't that exactly what it is? Maybe it isn't original but it's worth examining why artists get burned out on making art. Personally, I couldn't stand the conceptart and graphic design fields. It seems like, rather than making art for the sake of art, this guy is making art to please the public and can't reconcile his desire to just relax, be his authentic self, with his fear of failure.
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    *shrug* Like I said - it read as trite and ho-hum. I mean sure.. I get it.. The whole shock of "I don't want to do this anymore" that is revealed to be "I don't want to do this right now/all the time".. classic "SIKE!" Then it dumps into some anthropomorphized concepts of creativity and distraction diluted it all. Sure it's a blog but the story isn't that interesting nor is the take on it.
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    I agree, it reads "woe is me" but they managed to throw in some bragging points (a room full of people paying to be in their presence, awards they've won, etc.). It comes across as just an attention-grab, the "I'm successful/woe-is-me" pattern repeats in other entries.

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