About Art and We ArtistsIt happens often. I will go to my inbox and see a journal post or reply from some poor artist here at DA, saying that their parents (most often) or other loved ones think that art is a waste of time and there will never be any money in it.About Art and We Artists by DancesWithHorses
It always echoes what I heard growing up. And it always made me angry.
You don't have to work in a factory or mill, and you don't have to have a high rise office to make money. There are millions of other jobs in this world that do pay - and pay well. Someone designs ketchup commercials. Someone paints Christmas cards. Someone, somewhere, molds model horses. (Kathleen Moody, anyone?) And guess what? They get paid for it.
I won't waggle a finger at anyone's parents. It's not my place. But it is infinitely sad to see those that are responsible for nurturing and development stifle what could be a great and talented artist.
As I've said many times, non-art folks just don't seem to understand, for the most part. I won't say all. Some do. Most don't. How m