Saturday, March 28, 2009

What do you want to do with your art/craft, but because of external factors, can't?

I had a major disappointment this week. My "real" job--aside from taking care of my little one and teaching classes (I really have a lot on my plate) is being a potter. I have a studio in my garage and producing work there eats up as much time as I can possibly give it. (You can see my pottery at Eventually, I'd like to be able to teach at the college level and give workshops in clay and such. To do this, I need a Master in Fine Arts. I decided this year that now was the time to finally go back to school. My little one is older now and can go to preschool for longer periods of time. I applied, sent in all my stuff and confidently waited to hear that I had gotten in.
This week, I got the letter informing me that I did not get in. Now I'm at a brick wall. To advance my work to the next level, I really need some more technical training, and to teach, I need the degree. Whatever I do needs to be financially viable, and also needs to be the best decision for my daughter. So I'm looking at jobs, going back to school part-time, teaching more, etc.

How about you? What would you like to do, but because of outside circumstances, need to set aside for a while?


  1. I would love to open a brick and mortar store, but obviously that is a distant unobtainable goal.

    I do want to get an account with the fabric companies as soon as I can financially afford it.

  2. So sorry you didn't get accepted right away Tara! That can be so disappointing. I would say...don't give up on your dream. Pray for favor and apply again. I didn't get into art school the first time I applied, and I had to "waste" a semester building my portfolio so I could resubmit. It was worth it in the end, as I was finally accepted, and able to be where I am today, doing what I'm doing. :o)