Sometimes you need to clear the mind and refocus by focusing on something else...
We lead pretty basic lives. We both work, to make money, to make art. Not the other way around. We do not make art to make money. Yes we want sales and want our work to spread all over the world and if a day may come where our art can sustain itself then that’s a great thing. However, we know that passion needs kindling and paint costs money - so we pop into the real world for that paycheck that allows us the money to keep our studio going.
Art is the greatest gift ever and a heavy price tag does nothing to validate its worth - maybe for some but we want our work to be obtainable by all.
So why do we as artists fall into this pricing game? Well, yes every artist wants to be respected as just that, an artist and enjoy the mystique of it as well. And those who tell you different are lying to you. It takes money to be an artist. So we both put in our 9-5 time and come home to each other knowing we put in a good day's work to enable us to have a good night's work in the studio.
Your day job does not make you less of an artist or your art career any less valid. A full time job does not mean you are a “part time” artist. Don’t fall into this deep well of negativity, as it can be hard to climb out of. And it’s simply not true.
Have the most colorful of days!
Casey and Angela
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