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Advice for the full-time creator

A theatre artist that I truly admire announced that he is leaping into the full-time artist waters.  The metaphor of jumping off the edge of a waterfall into the watery mist below is one that hits home for me.  I metaphorically made that leap several times in the last decade, the last time being when I left traditional employment and became a full-time visual artist.  It's not an easy leap to make, but I believe that it is one that makes the world a better place.

What wisdom could I pass along that might provide some value to other creators who bravely jump into the life of a full-time artist?  I'm not sure, to be honest.  But here are a few things that come to mind.

LISTEN TO THE UNIVERSE

God, The Wind, angels, guides - however you understand the higher powers that surround us - give us signals every day.  Learn to listen and watch for them.  These tiny creative inclinations or inspirations will take you to surprisingly wonderful places.

EMBRACE THE VALUE

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