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“Are you still doing your art thing?” /49
Episode 496th February 2023 • Unearthing Art • Bec Leigh and Michele Luminato
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As of July 2023, we won't be posting new episodes but you can connect with Bec & Michele and continue the conversation via the links below.

Michele has a NEW Podcast - Join her over at 'Sellable Art That Feels Like Me' to hear more.


“Are you still doing your art thing?” or “And people want to buy that?” Yep we’ve all been hit with those questions (often from well-meaning relatives).

Michele is juggling a lot of commitments on countdown to a solo exhibition of her new sculptural pieces, while Bec has been working through an extended season of studio development with few finished products to show for her time.

Both are happy with the choices they’ve made, but also feel the social pressure of often not measuring up to usual markers of success—in a culture that tends to value big, quick, material wins. They agree that it can be difficult for others to understand the essentially invisible, solitary and SLOW work of excavating our art. (Or that an artist’s life is not just a fantasy land of non-stop play!)

So how do you answer those questions? And more importantly, keep committing to your art despite the pressures of everyday demands and not-so-supportive opinions?


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