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Crazy Artists; Mothers Can’t Be Artists, and Other Myths

Posted Apr 08 2011 12:37am

There are many distorted ideas about creators – including these:

“Artists must be poor and sacrifice their well-being for their art.”

“Artists are ‘bad’ at marketing.”

“Artists should accept the solitary life and find solutions on their own.”

“You can’t be a mother and a successful artist.”

“Artists are right-brained and aren’t very good at left-brain stuff like running a business.”

Those are a few of the kinds of self-limiting beliefs and myths that Alyson Stanfield of Art Biz Coach says her membership program Artist Conspiracy is designed to help artists overcome, to achieve more effective personal and business success.

Gendered conceptions

Sally Reis, PhD. points out that “female writers, artists, scientists and creators in all domains deal with male conceptions of creativity and a creative process that has been accepted as the standard within that domain, but may only be the standard for male creators.”

Continued in my Creative Mind post Artists are Crazy; Mothers Can’t Be Artists, and Other Myths

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