Originally Posted by Andrew Brunelle
Great piece of art, Steve. Thanks for shedding some light on how to make money from it. I've been struggling on the money side, at least when it comes from my art. To be honest, I haven't been earning anything from my writing or my stand-up comedy...why? Because I haven't really been committed. This is a wake up call for me, or just a friendly reminder. I've been getting a lot of reminders lately about what it is I feel I should be doing with my life, but for some reason, I'm finding it hard to commit to anything. The only thing I've committed to whatsoever is my job, working night shift.
I find myself entertaining the people I work with on a regular basis, but it's not getting me paid for it. I have an opportunity coming up in December to perform onstage for as long as I want. I just have to start seizing the moments I have. It's just very hard work and it isn't always easy, and I just have to accept that and keep going. I haven't performed much in over a year and it's just that maybe I'm using my disabilities as an excuse and that if I really wanted it, I would overcome all of this.
I'm going to make a solid commitment right now to really try my best to make some kind of income from what I'm doing creatively, if not just for myself, because working nights is starting to get rough.
I think I need to make this same commitment now. I have had the same issue with not being committed to what I love, which is art, and it's making me miserable.
I know I can make some sort of income selling the blooming vulva birds, and already have 3 people who have ordered one, so I just need to get going with that.
Making painting a daily habit, and drawing as well as card readings, I think I can get this off the ground...I just have not been the best at committing to it. That needs to change.