#250posts24hrsAAPI - 157: Can You Call Yourself An Asian American Artist If You Don't Make Any Money?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I think some people might not say yes to this question - or they may say yes, but in all reality don't actually believe it.

Myself I think you can. I think you can toil in obscurity and just do it for the love of the craft.

You don't need money to output love in that way and you don't need money to validate the craft.

Because sometimes the lanes just aren't open for that - and while they should be - sometimes you just can't do anything about it.

So you either do what you do and believe in what you do if you're an artist, or you just try and live up to other people's standards and forever get lost.

Don't get lost.

Keep pushing.