I just sold my fourth card today. Excited is an understatement!
Watching my buyers browse through some of my inventory is interesting. I have my own opinion of which cards I love and which ones I laugh at because they're ridiculous, but so do my buyers. Everyone has a different style, flavor. It amazes me that some of the cards come across appealing while others are rejected. Can't help but wonder what makes a product appealing to another person? And, should an artist create to please others or to please themselves?
That said, I will continue to make cards from the heart because it is impossible to please other people. But, I can promise creative cards from the heart. Each one is carefully planned and created, often inspired by the world around me and the people I meet.
I think a good artist is one who approaches their craft with authenticity and truth, whatever that might be.