Many famous artists and writers had other careers to make a living, so don’t be dissapointed if you can’t pursue art as a full time career. It’s foolish to think that it’s a requirement to becoming a successful and established artist. Look at Da Vinci and you see he had other projects going on. Not just because he was a genius! Writers like James Herriot became successful writers of books that related to their personal experiences. Art is a skill and talent that is fueled by your creative energy and passion.