Do they mix well? How do you convince a spouse that this is what we do? I am getting ready for 2015. My problem was I picked some local shows a few years ago and they were yadda yadda ok but not great. I have learned a ton on AFI and ready to go again but running into a very good looking road block..I think they call it the husband with his arms folded. (I do the shows solo.)
"This type of business is feast or famine, I like the feast part, but, you save it for future shows."
"You treat this like a business, marketing, organizing, working on paint theories, you are constantly sketching something, ect."
"You are so worn out and art shows are so much more work than I ever thought."
"I know you did well at the last 2 shows but just did make cost at the last one."
"Why do you need at least 60 painted canvases for next year? The show isn't until April?"
"Why do you do this if you didn't make any money right away?"
"I do support you but don't understand your drive to create."
Ok I need a little advice here. Should we NOT tell them anything or filter everything?