Being an artist does not mean making great art every time. Being an artist just means making art. It means expressing yourself. One of the popular social media trends for artists is "doing it for the process." Artists will say they are just exploring or experimenting "the process" in the caption of absolute works of art that are gallery wall ready. If you have done your research and have looked at artists before the dawn of social media, doing it for the process meant learning how to do something and it was rarely a masterpiece. Process rarely means perfection. Practice often leads to closer to perfect. I think process and practice are often confused. Getting your inspiration or ideas down on paper for the sake of your process does not have to be art in itself. Your "process" does not have to be sellable. Think of it in terms of baking. The process is the mixing of the batter, the baking times, the temperature. The process is not the actual cake. The cake is the delicious result of the process.
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