At the moment i am only "dabbling" in selling original pieces and working on commission, but becoming quite serious about going part time in the near future, with a view to going full time some time in the much further future. I have done a LOT of research and prep on this and have sketched (no pun intended!) out a timeline/plan for the next couple of years, so I am OK on the "theory" and the steps needed to be made to achieve this, but would love artists on here to tell me about their "real world" journeys in having become/ or becoming professional artists on a part or full time basis...
Things you feel you did right. // Things you wouldn't do again if you could go back. // Things you didn't foresee - big or small. // The impact it has had on your life - good and bad.
General advice/discussion really would be most welcome.
I'm sure there are other artists on here that maybe considering this too - so feel free to jump in with your questions/thoughts too!
(Please note I am based in the UK)