Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
As a kid we had plenty to eat and lived in a nice house. My first store bought dress was my First Communion dress and I put myself through college. In her later years after some strokes our mother went through a geriatric evaluation. I was there when the social worker visited and asked her questions. "What is your biggest worry?", she asked. Mother replied, "that I'll run out of money." I was sure it would be her health, or a problem with one of her kids, or violence in the world.
Small wonder then that I have also had this worry in my life, as I am sure many of you have also. You have a good show, the bills are paid, it feels wonderful, and maybe you celebrate. Another day it all looks bleak. I'm thinking we all go through this roller coaster of emotions.
Today I read an article in Oprah's magazine More written by Michelle Blake that tells what it took her to stop looking into the abyss and start counting her blessings:
My mother and stepfather, who had both grown up poor, were prone to excesses of hoarding and spending. In our linen closet, I remember seeing rolls and rolls of toilet paper. Sometimes my parents gave lavish parties; at other times they punished my brother and me for spending our 50-cent allowances unwisely. Only my penniless grandmother acted as if money were not a problem.
“If it fits, buy two,” she would say whenever we shopped for clothes.
She also liked to say, “It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is to fall in love with a poor man.” Unfortunately, like my grandmother, I did not find that to be true.
I think you'll like this article and be interested in its conclusion: http://www.more.com/money-how-much-is-enough
Do you agree with her?