Little did Emily know that her life would drastically change within a couple of months from picking up her first needle. In February 2018 she decided to learn embroidery as a self-care project and to create an authentic portfolio for art school. To document her journey she decided to start an Instagram account called @salt_stitches. Today she works as a full-time embroidery artist from her home just outside of Manchester, UK. It all went so fast that she sees no limit as to how far her creative pursuit can take her.
“Do it”, is sculpture artist Ian Edward’s advice for anyone who is hesitating in their choice of an artist life. If you don’t do you will not know if it was the right thing. And if it wasn’t, congratulations, you’ve just gained valuable experience from your mistake and you’re able to make better actions and decisions in the future.
One area where many people are especially hesitant is when it comes to reaching out. “You don’t meet anyone in your bedroom, so get out of there!”, says Ian in the interview. To grow your network is the most important in any profession. You could even argue that creative success comes down to who you know, where and when; I.e. Your network.
Are you also suffering from a creative and productive block? Or perhaps you have done so in the past? If neither of the aforementioned applies to you it’s certain that you will suffer from it … Read more