There's nothing wrong with the vanity of wanting people to see your art.

It's normal and natural.

I've never liked the idea that you should be so "pure" that you'd keep doing art even if nobody was around. Of course you wouldn't.

Art is meant to be shared.


@noahbradley I had this realisation the other day when I saw a musician talking about being a 'performer', as in part of their personality, an impulse. We don't judge that in musicians. Why should I feel ashamed that I want people to see my art? Art is performance. I feel annoyed sometimes when people say you should draw what you enjoy, as if to want people to see it & react is a personality flaw.

@noahbradley I didn't word that last part quite right, but when people imply it like that

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