I used to have a business as a paper artist. Technically I still do, although I haven't produced anything or put anything up for sale for ages. I didn't make a lot of money, but I made some, and profits were increasing all the time. But my husband was very unsupportive, even making derogatory comments on my public facebook page, and eventually, when he insisted I got a 'proper job', I lost the heart to do any paper art and haven't done any since. I have been separated now for 9 months and I need to make a decision to either give it up entirely or pick it up again and make a proper go of it withOUT my husband constantly hindering me. Of course now I have a full time job doing something else, so there is less time for me to invest. But I still have LOTS of raw materials that I have to either use or bin... it's all got to go so that I can move into my van.
A facebook memory came up yesterday and I felt so sad that it was THREE YEARS since I last did any paper art!! I knew I'd put things on hold while I was going through my marriage break-up but I hadn't realised I'd left it THAT long! It has been such a sad and difficult time over the last 3 years I couldn't do any art. Now I'm much better I do want to make art again, but not sure about the business side of it. I guess I still feel quite bitter about my husband's attitude towards it and I feel that bitterness is standing in my way of making a true decision. How do I get past that?
I've been looking over pictures of stuff I made and I want to make more.... but I have my husband's words ringing in my ears every time I look and it just knocks the wind out of my sails.
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