One year and 5 months ago I quit my "real" job to pursue the career I've been working towards for two decades. I gave in to the ceaseless pull that has drawn me to my studio to create all these years and it was one of the best things I could have done for myself.
That said, it hasn't always been easy.
"Do what you love and the money will follow", they say. I REALLY love what I do yet it isn't as if I'm now suddenly rolling in cash as a result.
Perhaps more accurately, the saying should go, "Do what you love and a rich life will follow". A rich life, I've found, has very little to do with money.
Of course, that doesn't pay the bills. Still trying to figure that part out.
In the meantime, these ups and downs are good fodder for continued creativity. My newest painting "Tangled Up In Blue" is a nod to the ebb and flow of this life I've chosen to embrace - for richer and poorer.
|"Tangled Up In Blue" | 24x36" | 2014|