i think there should be more discussion about the crippling anxiety every visual artist experiences that is born from the thought “i should be painting right now”
Everyone talks about the difficulty of “making it” in the art world and it does require you to be producing at a fast consistent rate. Every artist in the world however does not have the energy to produce at that rate or any close to it, sometimes not even their own.
Personally I experience horrible crippling anxiety regularly when I realize I don’t have ENOUGH work or that I should be doing it but somehow cannot peel myself from my bed let alone devote hours to working every single day.
Does anyone else experience this anxiety? I think it comes with the territory of taking this route with your life however it can be really overwhelming