Can art be a hobby?

Virtually all of my friends are involved in some form of art. A few do it for a living, but most do not. Of those that have “normal” jobs, families, etc, most of them face the same problems. It’s hard to find the time to do anything meaningful with your art. Even when time is available, one often feels guilty that other tasks are being ignored (repair work around the house, helping with chores, playing with the kids, etc). That kind of takes your heart out of things.

It seems impossible to think someone can do this sort of thing part time and be at all satisfied with the results. Maybe others have it figured out. Maybe there is nothing to figure out. Either way, gotta keep working at it… I don’t even play the lottery.

Jay

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

2 thoughts on “Can art be a hobby?”

  1. I don’t know the answer to that but I know 100% that making a full time career of it and even doing well in that doesn’t necessarily make you feel any less like a failure as an artist. Failure and torment are the nutrients of good art.

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