With learning different painting and printing techniques and enjoying this leisurely retirement…(early I must add), I’m wondering if I should take the next step, of being a more serious artist.
What does that mean? I paint, print and experiment most weeks. And I take this seriously. However, I’m beginning to sell a few pieces so should I take that leap into selling on a more regular basis. There are a few factors to consider….
1. I don’t want to be a slave to it. I want to enjoy the leisure and allow the creativity to flow. At the moment, I can paint or print when I want. At the moment, it’s a hobby.
2. If I am selling, what costs do I need to cover…at the moment I cover costs and have not ( perhaps stupidly) consider making profit. I cover costs and have paid for a few courses but nothing more. After all, it’s a hobby. However, that human inner notion of ambition is rising.
3. If I start earning…the tax has to be considered…… I have looked into it and if I go for it I will need to register. That’s serious but I want to be above board, and ensure the work I do is still a reasonable cost for the admirer.
4. Going to think about it this week……a leap needs to be considered….