Episode 49

“Are you still doing your art thing?” /49

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“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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Song credit: Sunday Groove by Michael Kobrin

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Unearthing Art
Michele Luminato & Bec Leigh dig into making art that matters--the messy reality of being an artist, navigating the creative process and expressing our honest (sometimes weird) selves.

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Bec Leigh & Michele Luminato

Michele is an American-born abstract artist based in Australia. She guides other artists to create and sell unique art from the heart through her Origin Art program.
Bec is an Australian artist whose abstract work combines pigment and poetry.
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