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Old 08-19-2013, 09:59 PM
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Re: How many artists make a living from art?

I have a full time low middle income job. Fortunately, I dabble in art for pure pleasure. I take pieces in to my workplace to share with other "hobby" artists and co-workers in general. They call my area "The Gallery". I have had several tell me I should quit my job and paint for a living but when I tell them how many hours are entailed in producing a finished piece compared to what they sell for, they are astonished. Yep, I can't live on $5 (or less) an hour. Sandi