DEALING WITH PARENTS/RELATIVES ON THE TOPIC OF AN ART MAJOR
The Studioblr Collective | June 4th, 2016
Written and Designed by Gennalie (@genspen)
So, you want to pursue a creative major- arts, fine arts, communications, design, media, animation- the list goes on. You’ve got your dreams planned out for the next few years and you’re excited to bring your creative ideas to the world. Only one problem- your family or relatives are judging you.
“You’re not going to earn any money.”, “Aren’t artists always broke and starving?”, “You’re going to regret your fancy arts degree in the real world.”, “Take a real degree- arts degrees are so useless.”
You may hear these forms of ‘advice’ from others and you might get defensive and offended and you may get angry at them for not being supportive. Just remember they’re thinking for their best interests for you, and they only want the best for you. As a creative you will be criticized all the time for your work, assessments, projects and even just as a person in general. Family and loved ones are going to be the most critical, and you may be conflicted by their opinions. So what you do?