Sometimes when you’re working you need to take a break to buy a few items. Today I had to venture out to the art store and good ‘ol hardware store. It’s ok, I needed a break, but I find myself wanting to devote every breathing moment into making art. I often fantasize what it would be like to just make art all the time. While I’m sure I’d have quite the collection, my heart and head haven’t made the leap into the art world yet.
Why? Why not? It’s often a question I pose to myself. For me, I guess it’s a combination of having a job that pays the bills, commitment to working with under-served youth, time devoted to make art…and…something huge..confidence.
It’s tough. Do I have the skills, the necessary business savvy, nay the gumption to have others see the value of the work. On the inside, it doesn’t matter. I make what I make. I make it for myself. I make it for friends. But the real world? That’s another story.
While part of me wants to journey off into art making as a career, I’m quite happy where I am. I just wish I had more time for it.
So while I chew on that for the rest of the summer, here are some things to look at: