Artists and freedom

It’s tempting to claim the role of artist. Once you’re an artist, you’re free.

Free to work your own hours, free to make what you want to make, free to express yourself.

Except not really.

Because it comes with a hook. The hook of, “here, I made this.”

Responsibility for the work.

It’s a privilege, and we trade our freedom for it. The responsibility to own what we make.