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Old 04-30-2012, 11:01 AM
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Re: Feeling anxious about career, just wanted to share with you art business people

Thank you for respecting my judgement. I respect yours as well and do see your points as totally valid. However, I hardly advised Thinky into jumping off a cliff. I see she is doing what she feels what is best for her and respect her choice too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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Re: Feeling anxious about career, just wanted to share with you art business people

at 33 it should be up to you... if you have no kids or a husband and no problems that mean you NEED a full time job then go the art route.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:01 PM
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Re: Feeling anxious about career, just wanted to share with you art business people

I'm curious, and you didn't mention, what is this full-time job? Do you like it? The skills you learn at a job can help you in your art career depending on the job. You made it sound like this is your first full-time job in your life?

I agree with artyczar, however, if you want to be an artist, you've got to commit yourself. My advice would have been, to start out your full-time art career by moving to a place that has a large influx of tourists with money. This would also take care of criticism from family. Most holiday towns have a much stronger art market. I have several friends who make their living selling art to tourists. Those are about the only places you can make money from representational art consistently without being "well-known".

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