Shadow ArtistNo, not the kind of shadow artist who makes cool looking animals on the walls using your hand and a lamp (although this is neat and creative so bravo if your into that scene). I     m talking about a  different  kind of shadow art.


A shadow artist is someone who supports other artists in realizing their creative potential but may not allow themselves to follow their own creative path. To determine if you are a shadow artist, ask yourself the following:

  • Do you suspect that you are creative but don’t think it means anything?
  • Are you supporting or encouraging artists but not expressing your own creativity?
  • Are you a casting director, agent, producer, publicist, ad exec, lawyer, account manager or an assistant to an established artist who is afraid to even try to write or paint or whatever because you could never be as good as them?
  • Do you worry that you could not earn your living as an artist, and then not try to follow your own creative dreams?

If so    are you ready to transition to become a real artist? You can do it. I don’t mean quit your day job and go pro – there are many ways to be an artist. Creating your own art is the first step (writing a short story, painting a tree in your backyard, acting in a local play, signing up for a pottery class, etc)

Transition –  movement,  passage,  or  change  from  one  position,  state,stage,  subject,  concept,  etc.,  to  another;  change.

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