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RULES FOR GIRLS WHO WANT TO BE STREET ARTISTS

1. Do it

2.Everyone started out as a noob. Don’t expect to be a Van Gogh without training

3.Failure is part of learning, don’t quit because they tell you: “You suck”.  Remember rule No 2.

4.Train on legal walls

5.Don‘t work on illegal surfaces, unless you fully understand and be able to carry the consequences this might bring you.

6.If you can, ask for walls. You’d be surprised how many people let you paint their property, if you just ask them.

7.Don’t run from the police. You are a woman there is a chance they will let you go because you don’t fit in their profile of a typical spray painter

8.Learn from more experienced artists.  Remember rule No. 3.

 

9.The street is your canvas, a very powerful one to. Even small interventions will be seen.

 

10.Street Art is a tool to send out messages, use this power/burden wisely.

 

11.The Banksy rule: Don‘t expect to become famous and rich instantly.

 

12.Being a fulltime artist is hard work. It might take years to establish yourself in the art world.  Remember rule No. 11 and no.3

 

13.Don’t take less from galleries. You are an artists and you deserve the same pay and focus as any off their other artists. Act    out rule No.14

 

14.Be prepared to stand your ground.

BRING A DINOSAUR

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