BalanceTo be an artist, you really need to have 2 careers.  Many artists make the bulk of their income through a related or an unrelated additional career.

Paired with that is the constant pressure to perform at a level in the paid career that cannot easily be accomplished in a 40-hour work week. 

Many of us have our non-art-making career in an area that we are also passionate about and that we want to be successful at.

For me, I work for a conservation non-profit doing high-tech work.  I am passionate about both the conservation and the technology and data that I work with.  Keeping up with the technology takes time and energy.

So here is my question, how do we, as artists and as career professionals, balance these 2 careers in a way that keeps our supervisors happy, our work fulfilling and that does not burn us out?

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