zingey asked: Hello! I've been a huge fan of yours for about ten years, and have used you as a great inspiration to me. My mother recently persuaded me to give up on getting an art degree and instead to get a degree in radiology in order to become an x-ray technician. Is it possible to still have a healthy career doing art if I get an art degree as a minor rather than a major? Your art still makes me want to have an influence on the art world, and makes me want to continue to grow and improve. Thank you!
OF COURSE!! And your mother is a very smart woman! My mom wouldn’t let me go to an art college because she didn’t think I would get a ‘real diploma’ and be able to get a job. Also, it was crazy expensive, and I understand that. They’re just looking out for our well being, and art is a very scary profession to get into.
If your work is good enough, people will want it. Freelance is always a huge opportunity to make money, especially with everyone on craigslist looking for artists to do quick jobs for them.