CactusPots Posted February 7, 2020 Report Share Posted February 7, 2020 A while ago I visited my brother in Vermont. He took me on a whirlwind tour of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We stayed the night in a BnB in Maine. Very picturesque type farmhouse. In the morning we had some conversation with the people who owned and lived on the property. Turns out they are both professional artists represented in galleries in the major East Coast cities. I commented that I lived in Southern California and considered it an art desert. Their reply was that they lived in art hell because every East Coast doctor retired to Maine and took up watercolor (or whatever). I think this is the growing trend especially in crafts, maybe art as well. An arts and crafts hobby is the perfect foil for today's stress jobs. As you build a retirement, you invest and improve to the point where you can have a functional engaged creative life when the regular working life is over. Conversely, starting out without a serious amount of backing, say from a trust fund is extremely difficult. I realize anytime you're talking about people there will be exceptions. Some artists are creative and dedicated enough to make it work right out of the box. I'm thinking is will increasingly be the exception rather than the rule. As a working model, I think its' much more in line with our times. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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