Artists Demotivation:  You think you’re finished?  Really?  Is it finished or just “It is as good as it gets.”

Entrepreneurial Motivation:   Find a Banksy in your niche.  Don’t settle for “as good as it gets.”

It seems that my weekend requires one post because my Saturday’s are so busy that I don’t have time to sit down and ponder an artist demotivation.


This demotivation comes from a friend’s daughter who helped mop the Friday Gallery after Friday’s party.  The little girl took the mop and went back and forth a few times and then she put her hand on her hips and she said, “that is as good as it’s going to get.”

I think artists need to have the ability to put their hands on their hips and say, “it’s as good as it gets” or avoid putting their hands on their hips and saying “it’s as good as it gets.”  Knowing when to say those words is crucial.

Today, grab a piece of paper or your camera and give yourself a time limit of one hour.  You know how fast or slow you work so keep that in mind when you start. Don’t work on a 2M canvas unless you can complete a 2M piece in an hour.  Know your limitations, if you don’t know your limitations, you will find out today how much you can accomplish in an hour when you focus just on your art.

After one hour, put down your camera or set aside the art piece.  Look at the piece or the photos you’ve taken and realise that this is “as good as it gets” in one hour and think about all those amazing things you can create when you have more than one hour.

Written by Emmy Horstkamp

Hi, my name is Emmy and I live in Munich, Germany. If you want to know about art me visit my art page or visit me in Munich, Germany