Sometimes in my mind I play around with the idea of one day becoming a professional artist: how it would feel to have a dedicated well set-up studio space; how much I could achieve if I had long uninterrupted stretches of time dedicated to painting; what joy it would be to see something beautiful and know that I can choose to paint it ahead of other tasks just because it is my job. When I mention my timid dream out-loud to my husband, he looks somewhat puzzled “Art isn’t about making money, is it?”  No, it isn’t, in the same way as any other profession is also not about making money (or at least shouldn’t be).

Recently I came across Gwenn Seemel’s small e-book titled “Art Marketing” and this slide expresses what I feel very succinctly and more clearly than I was able to formulate myself.