Today’s quote:

If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation. ~ Albert Camus

Albert Camus
Albert Camus (Photo credit: Mitmensch0812)

Now, this is a tricky one – don’t we all need to make a living?

It is very easy to fall into the trap of creating what the audience wants, in an attempt to get a sale. We probably all read magazines, watch features on TV, have a look at the Internet to find out the flavour of the month – to see what other people do, to find out what sells…

The problem with this approach is that you won’t be the one who is in control of your art. Ask yourself if that’s what you really want. And because this is such an important question, I will actually give you a second quote today:

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. ~ Jack Kerouac

© Petra Raspel 2013

About Petra Borzynski

Petra Borzynski is a voice coach and therapist with special expertise in helping (performing) artists and creatives to overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks to perform better and without fear. She has helped hundreds of people to prepare for or sustain a singing career, find personal fulfilment through music and overcome limiting beliefs & performance anxiety. Her articles on singing, creativity and performance psychology have been featured in several publications.

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