Sometimes people let excuses get in the way of them starting out in the art career they want.  The biggest one is no start up money.  I had no start up money, and I do still have dreams of making things better.  All I had were some basic watercolor supplies.  I set up my website for free with wordpress.com, and I use my camera phone to take pictures of my paintings.  It doesn’t take good enough photos for prints, but it works for a website and social media.  I also use the camera on my laptop to record video of my paintings.

Yes, it would be better if I had better equipment, but at least I started, and I have a small amount of money to save up for better stuff later.  In the beginning, you’ll have a small number of followers, which is helpful since you can have lower quality equipment, and make a few mistakes along the way.

Maybe you think you don’t have training/classes.  Get some.  You can find local classes that are cheaper than college, and there are tons of free stuff online.

If you keep letting excuses stop you from even starting, you’ll never start. You can come up with really good ones all day long, but what it really comes down to is that you’re afraid to start for whatever reason.  Usually that you’ll fail, but maybe that just means you need a different approach.  If you really want it, don’t let excuses get in the way.

So what are the excuses that keeping you from doing what you want?

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