In her article The Need for Others, Anne Paris, PhD quotes Loren Long, an accomplished artist who has illustrated many books:
“I want [my wife and publisher] to like what I’ve done. I guess that, in general, I always need someone to like my work. If they don’t, my self-doubts come to the surface.”
Anne Paris notes, “We all need relationships with others to be at our best. Positive relationships also help the artist along in his creative process.”
More in post: Talented, But Insecure.
[Photo from cover of Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus.]