This art biz has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. Sales have been up and down but either way never enough to live off of. I am bit frustrated with trying to figure out what formula works. I see some of my artist friends sell enough to earn a good living that sustains them.
I have done all the social networking and art shows and markets and live painting. I even support other artist. But I'm thinking now its just time to paint because I love to paint and it brings me peace and joy. Not for the public to buy it. I think shifting my focus on the continued love and sharpening of my craft will equate to happiness and peace. I will continue to post my works and sell prints of all my work. But originals will not be available once the sell ends.
Today I am taking a hiatus from the art biz. I will only paint as a way to exscape, relax, and enjoy quite time with my father. Although I feel like hair won't let me quit it. I have never loved it. The work itself has always came easy but the money is why I do it. Since I have discovered my undying passion and love for visual art. My hair business has suffered. I wanted to paint as a means to earn a living but so far that may not be why God has blessed me with my talent. It has always been in me but the gift didn't shine until I needed an organic way of dealing with the stress of financial losses, heartache and death. It has been and still is a beautiful intimate spiritual experience with my father and for that I am forever grateful even if I never sell another painting. So 40% OFF MY ENTIRE STORE RichAnt.bigcartel.com use promocode BYEFORNOW when checking out. Thanks guys I will still post work just not selling originals for awhile.