#augustforartists - Advice For New Artists - Number one piece of advice is always NEVER GIVE UP! Literally if it’s in your soul, burning passion to do something… DO IT! And never give up!! Literally keep going.
More advice for new artists don’t lock yourself into one skill unless you know for sure that you just want to do one thing.. experiment with other skills. Play with different ideas and mediums. You never know what else may spark your next break through. I’d also advise new artists is to distinguish if you have a hobby or if you want to run a business. This distinction will be tremendously helpful with your peace of mind and protecting your sacred creative space. There’s no wrong answer and you might change your mind over time.
Another piece of advice I have is to TAKE THE TIME to really invest in your ideas. It is not very realistic to expect to blow up over night.. and if you do, it might be too much to handle. The process of learning and growing through time and experience is super important for your authentic success. #citrinetangerine
About the Author & Artist
Megan LaCroix also known as Citrine is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She’s lived all over the US but has roots in Michigan where her family is from. Spending summers in Northern Michigan exploring nature inspired her to create art work starting with jewelry and photography. She’d spend hours looking for rocks and creating assorted beaded jewelry with her sisters. In 2014 She graduated from University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a BFA then moved to Detroit where she is currently living and working. She is a multi-media artist with ever expanding skills but is best known for her jewelry, screen printing, photography, and paintings. Detroit Graffiti has a significant influence on her painting and drawing style. She’s participated in ArtPrize 2015 & 2021 and currently has a studio in the Village Arts Factory of Canton, MI.