THE PROFESSIONAL ARTIST HOME SURVEY
I read an article in a professional magazine today, about how to tell when someone is a professional artist. According to the author, it’s not how much work you sell, or how famous you are, or how seriously your work is taken. It’s when you act like a professional. Criteria includes adhering to a schedule; a dedicated space that’s organized and distraction-free; technical skills; talking intelligently about your work, and dealing with customers fairly.
Some of these markers are a snap for me. I can talk like a house afire about my work. I have technical skills.
The other stuff? I’m in trouble.
So I present for you today, an imaginary home visit from the professional artist assessment team….