Listening to: Coldplay
Reading: Questionable Content
Playing: World of Warcraft
Drinking: Orange juice :3
So...I'm not sure how many people actually read my journal, but here goes anyway.
College is drawing to a close and I find myself at a sort of crossroads. I need money. I'm about to get a (much needed) new car which is pretty much killing everything we have in reserve. After I get my degree, I'd like to go to a creative workshop - an intense, hands-on course that costs roughly $5k tuition, as well as food and about $60 per week for a place to stay. There is no financial aid, unfortunately, so it's about time that I try to supplement my income with a little more than the measly wages I earn today.
I'm a bit torn on this matter. I joined dA (after years of griping from my friends) because I wanted a place to store my art; art is a hobby for me, and not a job. I don't want to have to rely on it for money, and I don't want to have to "work" on art instead of enjoying it. Even so...I have to consider selling some prints, possibly opening some commissions. Which likely means that I should upgrade my dA account so I can have some more control over that sorta thing.
I suppose this entry is really more of a rant than anything. I really don't like this idea, haha. I think in the grand scheme of things, I'm really only a decent, self-taught artist who mostly has no idea what she's doing and spends most of her time experimenting with random effects in Photoshop to give her watchers the (sometimes very strange, most of the time incomplete) art available in the gallery. Who's going to want to spend upwards of $100 or more on this kind of thing? Particularly since most of my work is fan art, and fan art is not allowed...
Meh. Maybe I won't go through with this, maybe I will. It's really just an idea for supplemental income that's banging around in my head at the moment. We shall see.