Sometimes I realize something:
I, as a human being and as an artist, am average.
I don't WANT to be average...to be noticed by a couple people here and there who have no (or little) talent themselves...then to fade from their minds and live on for a little while in someone else's mind. Thats how average people are known. The important people pay no attention. The truly talented people pay no attention. The successful people pay no attention. There's no reason to pay attention. I'm simply average and my work is average.
What can I do to strive to be top-notch? How can I improve myself and my artwork to be worth something to society...to be noticed by all, not simply by those who are only interested in the fact that I can make pretty things?
My art is all I've been given at this point in my life...its all I have to focus on. God wants me to do something with it, but WHAT?
I don't want to be average. I will not remain average.