Tigerlilly Quinn: Times are hard for dreamers..

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Times are hard for dreamers..

Yesterday me and Ally Bradley of the lovely Kiss Me Cakes went to a business event morning. I have to say that although some points were helpful it didn't fill me with hope and enthusiasm, quite the opposite in fact.

I am finding more and more that It is so hard to justify to people that working as an artist is a viable business..I have no illusions that it will be really really hard but I have to believe that one day I can call myself a professional illustrator and that my work can support me..

Have any of you felt disheartened when trying to make a living with your arts or crafts?

Sorry for the rather melancholy tone to this post! Up beat ones will resume, after all I have many many things to be thankful for!

Thanks for reading xoxo


Michelle Elisabeth said...

When I was in high school I worked as an artist's assistant for Canadian painter Robert Genn. I was able to see the artistic process in action, and heard him justify over and over that artists can be successful, truly, while maintaining their artistic integrity and living a life free from poverty (a cliche I'm sure you have too encountered). Anywho, he writes a letter twice a week to artists all over the world, discussing those very things. The letters are then brought to forums on his site and discussed by artists. I would highly, highly recommend them to someone as talented as yourself. (painterskeys.com)

Michelle Elisabeth said...

I hope this helps ♥

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

Thankyou for the advice and link I will check it out now! :)x

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