Remember: if you don’t win, it’s because you were never meant to.
holy fuck this is the best thing I have ever seen, how do I get this bag of potatoes
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
I feel like this is sort of classist because not everyone has the means to follow their passions, whether they’re “creative” or not. It takes resources that some people just might not have. Money may not buy happiness, but it does buy food, heat, and other necessities.
Yep. Classist as all hell. “Start a yarn shop!” is not useful advice for someone who doesn’t have access to the huge amount of money and knowledge it takes to start and successfully run a business.
Also, some of us have interests that it’s really not possible to make money from, no matter how creative we get. I rather enjoy video games. I will never make a living playing them. Ever. “Become a professional gamer!” Yeah, as if. I have coordination and reaction time issues because of my disability. There is literally no way I could be good enough to be a professional competitive gamer. I like video games, but I’m not all that good at them.
So yeah. IF you have a hobby that happens to have the potential to make you money, and IF you already have the resources to make that happen, THEN go ahead and do what you love for a living. Just be aware that a huge portion of the population doesn’t have that option, no matter how much they’d like to because the system is so thoroughly stacked against them.
"Running a yarn shop" != "knitting". Running a business takes a very different set of skills than just enjoying a thing. How many comics shops have you been in where the person in charge loves comics but has no idea how to actually run a business? They’re pretty miserable.
My art for Locust Moon’s, LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM anthology.
The final version will be lettered by the amazing Todd Klein!
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
i almost pissed myself reading this
Selections from “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” by William Blake - 1790
what do you mean william blake