WELL...I guess it is time I take the leap and announce that I am now a full time artist! I no longer work in the medical field at all. I think in announcing this it will also become more of a reality for me. I can't say it is a life long dream, or even a goal (til now), as I never considered myself an artist, and certainly NEVER thought I could make a living with it.
Leaving the nursing career is actually a positive thing for me as the medical profession has changed so much over the past 17yrs, for the worse I might add. It no longer has to do with caring for people. It is about money, and power, and more money, and then more money. I hope and pray I won't have to bite my tongue and take the leap back into this failing field.
Over the past 10yrs, so many changes have taken place in my life. One of them was to realize my life long dream of having a small farm and horses...I am there! I have always dabbled in crafts of some sort. Over the past year or so, after much encouragement from my children, I took the leap back into "crafts" finding out there is much hidden inside me that needs to be expressed.
My work as grown in leaps and bounds over the past year and a half. As different companies have contacted me about my dolls, and potential for publication becomes available, I guess at this point I can happily say I am an artist! I promise I will wear the title proudly, and will strive and dream so I can always bring the best quality and unique designs to your private collections to enjoy for years to come.
This is quite an adventure for me, and my family. Thank you to all my faithful family, customers and friends for your encouragement, support and patience as I pursue my new goal and career...hugs, robin