Think rather than run, by Lila Rogers
At Creacamp last saturday we had this discussion about art and money, wondering how it is possible for creative folks to earn a good living doing what we love.
One of the necessary elements named where Examples. Examples of people who make it well, examples of people who choose not let the outside world – and by outside world i mean the part of the society that is sleeping high on media, entertainment, pills and fear, not able to judge with their own mind – influence their own prosperity.
Lilla Rogers is an illustrator and agent, and today she published a post about her views on the current economy situation in the US.
This, to make you think rather than run like a headless chicken.
I’ve been through three recessions as an artist, and I’ve always done well. I want to let you know that great art will always get work. Great work and great promotion will get you jobs.
This financial crisis will pass. There are many people that are a lot more invested in making it work than we are.
(…) What doesn’t do well in a bad economy? Poor work, poor service, and people just sort of bored and tired of their own work. In our economy, it’s a new paradigm. It’s not JUST a good economy or a bad economy. It’s a multi-faceted economy.
How will artists fare? Since artists are trend-leading and entrepreneurial, the really good ones will make markets for themselves. The election looks promising, and that, too, will infuse the entrepreneurs and artists with energy, which, in turn, will fuel the economy forward. Also, leave me any questions in your comments and I will try to answer them. I care about our community and don’t want to see any unnecessary fear.