On Value and Being Seen

Paper Pencil Life

Tara Brach

Longtime reader Sarah asked in the comments on my post about Edith Pearlman if I could share my thoughts on how I skate the inevitable line of doing work for work sake and doing work to be seen.  To which I say:

Oh boy–how much time do you have?

Every artist I know struggles with this dynamic–don’t you?  Isn’t this at the very core of wanting a life in the arts?  You have something to say and don’t you want someone to hear it/see it?  This seems like a very simple idea, though we know it is not.  The minute someone DOES hear/see/notice your work is when things get really FUNKY.  

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2 responses to “On Value and Being Seen

  1. Like I use to say, we all have our struggles, writer or not. We all struggle to excel in whatever profession we choose. It’s about being known, being notice for your genuity.
    Thanks for sharing Zee, insightful piece.

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