Today I had the pleasure of presenting to an elementary school what it means to choose art as a career. I have several of these presentations scheduled throughout this week. It was really great and the kids had a great time doing the life drawing and cafe sketching exercises. It can be a really difficult road to take, choosing art as a full time job. Its not like a lot of careers in that, often times it can seem like its personal and not business. It's one of the few careers where a sense of self-worth is vital to get ahead. It can be easy to get down on yourself but you are the only one suffering if that happens. Unfortunately that is not something I was taught in school but it is a message I try to pass on.