Lifestyle choices

So there you have the three main reasons we are able to live the life of an artist. Discipline, perseverance and lifestyle choices are what give us the freedom to have this life.

We love that we can drive through the countryside on a beautiful weekday afternoon or take the kayaks down the river on a Wed morning, go work in the garden, explore abandoned structures, or sit and relax in front of the fire while everyone else is at work elsewhere.

But the focus and discipline is always present. Even as I write this article, my To Do list beckons me and I know I have relaxed long enough this morning. My coffee is gone, the dogs are waiting to be fed and yes, I am anxious to start accomplishing and crossing tasks off my list.

We have discovered that the idea of our life as fulltime working artists and its implied freedoms appeals to everyone we meet. The actual doing what it takes, often does not. But for those whose goals includes living as we do, there simply is nothing better than this life as a working artist!

Artist Entrepreneur and art career expert, M Theresa Brown is one of a very small minority of artists successfully making a living with her art sales. She has been selling her visual art as her livelihood for over 20 years. Although she is now married to an artist, she supported herself and her four children as a single mom artist for years! For the past 10 years she has worked with, helped and advised artists on every aspect of taking control of their artist career by utilizing her methods of marketing, promoting and selling their creative art. Want to know more? Join her marketing forum and enjoy the articles, blogs and newsletters on her artist marketing website, Her highly informative and entertaining ebooks and audios can all be purchased online.

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