Even now writing that title I cringe. I don't ever allow myself to say it. I try to always be positive about my art career even though all odds are against me. I do it because I love creating. The money is a side note.
I often visit the blog, MonaLeisa, http://monaleisa.posterous.com/despite-herculean-effort-artists-still-starve. Leisa Rich (who by the way is a fabulous artist) posted such a great article I wanted to pass it on. In her post she is discussing: despite herculean effort, artist still starve. If your an artist, the article is definitely worth taking a look at. I wish I had an answer to her question. I think if I did I'd be holding the key to success for an artist.
Photo from Leisa Rich website. Do not use without the permission of Leisa Rich.