How to Make an Artist Miserable

My new book is on Amazon now. The Kindle version will be free August 1 – 5. This one isn’t fiction. How to Make an Artist Miserable is a journal/essay/tirade about some of my frustrations as an artist — and how I’ve learned to overcome them. Like people assuming I work on a “for hire” basis and requesting giant portraits of their children, for example. Over the last few years, I’ve actually found a way to deal with those people. I no longer draw pictures I don’t want to draw. It’s very liberating.

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20 thoughts on “How to Make an Artist Miserable

  1. People in Greensboro much more civilized and delightful than Miami. Father and I live together and have a son here. No real connections up here though and I have to read a lot and try to create little things for me do to.

    • I’m so happy you’re enjoying Greensboro Carl πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t be in Florida if Don were still alive and if my son and his family didn’t live here. So happy you’re with your father though πŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations, Matt. Well done on the book. Can’t wait to get my hands on the hardcopy version when it is out. It must be annoying when others have asked you to draw pictures of them – and I love you attitude to it all: just don’t πŸ™‚ Good luck with the sales πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Matthew…I’ll be looking for the Kindle version of your book in August πŸ™‚ I so totally agree with you about only drawing what you want to draw…it’s one of the thousands of reasons I never tried going commercial with my art…I didn’t want people telling me what to do. So I’m happy, happy for you πŸ™‚

    • Just used my Kindle Unlimited to receive your book…thank you so much Matthew…can’t wait to read πŸ™‚

      • I’ve read your new book and thoroughly enjoyed the reading. I wrote a sort-of-review on Amazon πŸ™‚ Your art work at the end of the book was a great bonus. You don’t know how much I wish I was living back in Arizona…with 4 acres of land…in a valley with a little river and 360 views of mountains. If only the water wasn’t running out πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • Good, good. I just woke up. I haven’t gone outside yet, but it feels a little bit cooler today. Maybe I will be able to breathe when I walk out the door.

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