My Passion

United States
September 8, 2012 1:02pm CST
I love what I do. I love my creative mind. And I would love to utilize my skills in this area as part of my career. I've been an artist all of my life and I love the satisfaction that goes along with creating a beautiful piece of work. But I'm at a loss for how to earn a living doing what I love. Are there other artists out there who have made it and would like to pass along their knowledge to me?
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• United States
8 Sep 12
There is nothing like loving what you do. You mention that you've been an artist all of your life. What kind of an artist exactly or do you have many different artistic talents? I'm just a crafter (miniature items) and did have a few booths which is where I sold my items. I did ok, but not as far as supporting myself. The economy went downhill right after I started doing this so I never really had a chance to go much further, plus, the shops that I carried my items in ended up closing. Tell us what you do if you don't mind.
• United States
8 Sep 12
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you can sell you work. Some of the things I do is design invitations, oil painting, charcoal drawings and pastels. My work is pretty unique. I have some of it posted on yessy under vicky2232000 if you would like to look at my work.
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• United States
8 Sep 12
The direct link is yessy.com/vicky2232000
• United States
8 Sep 12
Um, you're not suppose to give links like that here on myLot, just to let you know. Hopefully this won't get deleted. I think your work is fabulous! I did take a peek and it's very trendy! I'm a big fan of poppies, haha, it's my favorite flower. And the Goddess one looks so unique..it even looks very old which is what I love. My daughter is getting married and made her own invitations. If she was looking for someone I would have told her to check yours out. I love artwork. I took art in school (many, many, many, many years ago, lol!) and I loved it. That's probably why I got into crafting. I did a few tiny oil paintings (actually acrylic), some photography, but mostly I buy and sell old antique/vintage postcards on Ebay. The artwork on some of them is just plain beautiful and you certainly can't find them today like that. Do you have any shops that could take on your artwork in the area? Sometimes they'll let you hang art up the most unusual places. Did you ever try Ebay?
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
9 Sep 12
if you certainly love and you believe if you have the talent for it,always utilize it to the fullest and never ever be afraid,always pursue it to the very last and achieve for sure
• United States
9 Sep 12
Thank you. That is funny that you say that because that is exactly what I am working on right now. Love Jonny Dep BTW.
@ajk111 (2527)
9 Sep 12
i checked out your link that you gave on a previous response and your work is very creative and dare i say avante garde? Your mindbubbles remind me of Rennie MacIntosh with a influence of the photographer manray, extremely innovative. sadly i have no real advice to give you but the responses above appear helpful but i did want to say how much i enjoyed looking at your work and i wish you all the best in the future.
• United States
9 Sep 12
Thank you. The Mindbubbles was a subconscious effort. I didn't know what I wanted to draw...just knew that I wanted to get in touch with my creative side. So I let my subconscious take over and that is what it created. I was impressed with the results.
@shivanisd (388)
• India
8 Sep 12
Hi, Im not an artist but Im trying to be a writer. If you can draw portraits of people then that would be a good start or you can contact fiction magazines or newsletters and find a job with them as illustrator. good luck and I hope you find a way to turn your passion into a career.
• United States
8 Sep 12
Some great advice. Thank you for your comments. I will look into that.
• United States
8 Sep 12
I can only draw stick people. but,if you want to try your hand with selling them ecrater.com is a free online store. it will take some time to photo the pictures and get people to see your work. plus,the recession is hitting people hard. you could go that route or you can get a peddlers license in your area and put some art work on a gate so people driving can see what your selling. get the license where you can sit in one spot all day. they have the ones you have to keep moving and that won't work for you. good luck.
• United States
8 Sep 12
Interesting. I never thought about the peddlers license. I wonder if that will work.
9 Sep 12
hey vg, its too for an artist to get reward i mean i hardly knew anybody who were artist first get acknowledgment or reward from others.I think you better increase your social circle so more people will know about you, get pictures of your stuff and make it available online who knows somebody place an order.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
9 Sep 12
It is nice of you to have your own passion on doing things. I feel so supportive to people that has such big dreams. For me i also have those minds in my head, and i feel my life fulfilled after achieving that. Good luck on us and make yourself better.