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This was so fun to read! I particularly resonated with no. 4, about full-time creative work and what the typical definition of success looks like. The context of where the illustrator is living plays a big role in their identity, I often consider if moving to a bigger city would provide more opportunities? But then that means sacrificing other resources (such as time or physical space to work). Interesting to ponder :)

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Yes! we do need more narratives of success that are inclusive of different experiences!

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Oct 9, 2023ยทedited Oct 9, 2023Liked by Julien Posture

Love these thoughts, the one that particularly struck me was no. 5.

As a longtime artist, I've been trained to 'see.' Part in jest, with a mix of curiosity, people in my life will ask me what color certain things are, because they don't have need for the nuanced vocabulary of it like I do in my work. They find it an amusing party trick, of sorts, telling me they don't notice the slightest difference between shades I give different names. It's a strange thought to me that others don't see or pay attention the way artists do.

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Thank you for sharing! it's so intersting.

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