Every now and then, I write a post with a list of things I wish somebody had told me as a newbie artist. If I never say anything on this topic again, I’ll be satisfied that I have at least shared this, because this one’s a woppa. I absolutely wish someone had told me this. Not right away. Maybe at that point when I’d been creating long enough to be hooked and determined to learn, yet a littledisappointed with my results. If someone had’ve shared this with me at the very beginning of artistry newbidom it may have just filled me with despair. When beginning a daunting undertaking, I think a little bit of self-delusion is necessary to get started and keep going. My wish is that this insight is shared widely but discriminatingly. Don’t freak out the newbs!