1: What inspired you to originally want to be an artist?
2: What advice would you have for people looking to become an artist as a career? What are some of the highs and lows they can expect?
Some advice I’d give to folks looking for an art career is to work hard and take care of yourself! Everyone’s journey is very different, but I’ve found that keeping a positive outlook on life and my art helped me a lot, too many artists just starting out are so negative towards themselves, it’s really sad to see and it’s really damaging to your self-esteem. There are also too many negative habits and mindsets that get pushed onto young creators and it’s not only damaging to oneself, but to the community as a whole. I’d also say to network horizontally not vertically, be nice and be respectful, and believe in yourself (as corny as it sounds, it’s gotten me this far).