Being an artist, people are more than willing to say you are great, for that
costs them nothing.
Paying for that worth is a completely another matter. I more than appreciate
the accolades, but I cannot eat praise nor can I pay my bills with it.
Being an artist is hard; it is very hard work as is any profession. There is
nothing you can reach out and touch, as you are reading this, which was not
touched by an artist or designed by one. Yet it is the very last thing people
want to pay for.