I might be exaggerating slightly but freelance and artistic versus 'just go and get a proper job' sometimes hurts. A lot. But I am going to put my fluffy, everything is super beautiful and secure hat on and hope the year carries on as it is at the moment - 5 paintings sold already and a decent amount of freelance work in the bag.
I'll be fine.
Lets think about the two emails I had yesterday instead. One of them was a printing enquiry offering to do some discounted Giclée prints for me. I have been meaning to look into getting some of these done as they are the 'industry standard.' I don't really know what they are but I am going to order some test prints to see if they are an idea worth pursuing. The second email was from a start up community art gallery in Basingstoke town centre that would like me to 'jump on board.' They are keen to display my work as part of a gallery that will revolve around sales, art classes, school visits, and displays by amateurs, professionals and children alike. I like the sound of this but let's first see what 'jump on board' actually means. I hope they don't want any money!!!!