I'm not a struggling artist. I've been making a living at this for a long time and I feel very blessed. That said, art doesn't always sell and I have a family to support so I've been working at a local golf course as a bartender for a long time. I love it. I love the way I have to think different. I serve drinks, I make my customers feel welcome and those customers have become like family. They are gregarious and gentle, loud and kind and generous. I work alone so much that I look forward to working at the golf course and interacting with people in a very different way than at an art show. This clears my head, keeps my listening skills sharp and my people skills on-point. Not the family I was born with, but the family I chose.