| | Another Thought on the Compensation Piece
One of the important things in the world is energy exchange...you can give of yourself but the exchange is an important piece.
Money is a form of exchange and I think those with innate talent need to recognize and accept this. Some people seem resentful over it but as you stated, supporting yourself and your work is necessary.
I know many artists and other "natural" talents that are working to bring that consciousness to the forefront in their lives and others that do it just fine.