Saturday, November 22, 2008
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thinking of the many, many things I have to be thankful for -- this year, in particular. One of those things is that every penny I've earned this year has been made in exchange for doing something I LOVE -- painting, writing or teaching.
As someone who was miserable at work until my mid-30s, I consider this quite an accomplishment. I have always liked the people I worked with, but the jobs I held felt like confinement and drudgery. Now, as a painter working in my own studio, an adjunct faculty member, and a freelance writer, I have complete control over my own time, and therefore, my life. What a luxury, for which I am most grateful.
The picture above is "Yellow Web 3" (acrylic on canvas, 50" H x 30" W), one of my paintings that was sold this year.
Money is money, but somehow it feels better to pay one's bills with dollars that were earned by labors of love.