My life has finally settled down…relatively speaking, and my studio is SCREAMING at me to get in there.  I haven’t painted in over a month.  This is ridiculous.  Tragic.  How can an artist become successful and self-supporting if she isn’t in her studio EVERY SINGLE DAY?  I know what I want.  It’s a simple thing…to be a self-supporting artist.  That’s it.  No more or less complicated than that.  I’ve been contemplating not working my usual summer job and giving it a go in the studio.  Full time.  All summer.  I hate to say it, but I’m terribly afraid of the potential financial disaster that could possibly ensue.  Of course, it isn’t a given that it will end that way, only a fear.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I just want to paint.  All day.  In my studio.  I don’t want any part time jobs or teaching gigs to get in the way.  I want that which sustains me spiritually to sustain me financially.  Is that so wrong?