ilookyoulookwealllook asked: *Playing devil's advocate here* Is the Etsy shop really doing much more than the print shop that a person would go to to get one of your images printed professionally? The only difference I can see really, as they aren't charging much, if any, more than a professional print would cost, is that they are promoting your work. Maybe it might be more productive for you to ask for your work to be credited by the store, or even ask for a cut? Because your post almost definitely increased their sales.
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IT NOT OKAY TO STEAL SOMEONE’S WORK?????
I don’t give a damn about promotion. I don’t want credit from a thief. I don’t want a cut of the money. It’s MY ARTWORK.
I want ALL of the money, thank you very much. Or for her to stop.
This isn’t playing devil’s advocate. This is being stupid. End of.
katyfarina asked: I occasionally feel a lot of self doubt and panic working as an artist/designer at my company.. I guess it's just nice to know that there are other people who work on cool things that feel the same way sometimes. How do you counter those moments, if you don't mind my asking? (It's cool if you don't want to discuss it, too!)
I don’t mind at all, the problem is that I don’t have much to say because I’m horrible at countering those thoughts! I usually end up prone on the couch staring out the window for a while until I get distracted by something else.
it’s good to remember that nobody really knows what they’re doing (“nobody” is maybe kind of hyperbolic). I think the “somehow getting away with it” feeling is a lot more universal than people imagine it is.
like, think of how often you imagine that everybody around you is completely competent. I bet a whole lot of people think that about you, too; we’re all under a lot less scrutiny than we think.
I also try to think about how much I side-eye people who absolutely exude ridiculous levels of confidence, haha. it’s very normal (and maybe kind of healthy?) to scrutinize yourself sometimes.
but who knows, maybe I’m wrong about ALL OF THIS. oh no. I gotta go lay on the couch for a while.