Photo by andrea_daquino
When I moved nearly 7 months ago, I decided to try my best to support myself exclusively through my Crafts/Art, and it has been one of the most stressful and difficult things I’ve ever done. But it’s also been completely empowering.
I am 20-year-old girl with no debt, doing what I love, running my own small business, and I think that’s a miracle!
The last 7 months have been a great expanding and learning experience and each month gets a little easier.
Most people my age are still in college and they can be hard to connect with some times. Whenever someone starts talking to me about some dreamy art school in the Appalachian mountains, where you can get a degree in experimental finger looms, my eyes glaze.
( Don’t get me wrong that sounds like fun) but sometimes you need to just stay where you are and be creative on your own.
Photo by nous vous
If more aspiring artists decided to save up $5000 dollars move into a studio-space and just make stuff for a whole year, instead of going to art school, I think they might end up with more interesting art, not to mention a lack of student loans.
“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”
“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
~ Albert Einstein