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The Art of Balancing Work and Creativity: A Danish Artist's Perspective

As an artist, balancing work and creativity can be a challenging task. The constant pressure to create new and exciting pieces while still paying the bills can be daunting, but it's not impossible. In this blog post, I'll take a look at the art of balancing work and creativity from the perspective of a Danish artist living in Denmark and I'll share some tips on how I manage this. Keep yourself accountable

One of the key factors in balancing work and creativity is time management. It's important to set aside dedicated time for creating art and stick to it. Whether it's a few hours every day or one day a week, make sure to create a schedule that works for you and stick to it. This can help to keep you on track and ensure that you're dedicating enough time to your craft.

Another important aspect of balancing work and creativity is finding inspiration. Whether it's through traveling, reading, or exploring your local community, there are many ways to find inspiration for your art. By staying open to new experiences and ideas, you can keep your creativity flowing and avoid burnout.

Winter in Dragør by Liv Hansen
Winter in Dragør by Liv Hansen

Stay connected

Networking is also crucial for balancing work and creativity. By connecting with other artists and industry professionals, you can learn new techniques and find new opportunities for showcasing your work. This can help to keep you motivated and inspired while also opening up new avenues for success.

Finally, it's important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Art can be a stressful and demanding career, so it's important to prioritize self-care. This can mean taking breaks when needed, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

As a Danish artist, living in a beautiful busy city such as Copenhagen (or London, where I spend half of my time), balancing work and creativity as an artist can be challenging, but it's not impossible. By prioritizing time management, finding inspiration, networking, and taking care of yourself, you can successfully balance your art career with your daily responsibilities. Remember, the art of balancing work and creativity is all about finding what works best for you and sticking to it.


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