It's been difficult working full time while going to school and I rarely have the time to sit down and create anything, much less be rewarded for what I create. So it was a pleasant surprise yesterday to receive an e-mail from the Design Laboratory of the University of the Arts London (Central St. Martin branch) requesting to use my decoupaged shoe tutorial in their next issue of the school's Mix Interiors Magazine! I know, I know... that was a really long sentence with way too many embedded links, but I am totally excited. I'll be honest, I would love to go to London myself and teach it to them in person!
While this is a great thing, it is also frustrating to me. I want to be getting more opportunities like this - and I should. But in order to do that, I have to have more time to dedicate to my art. I am second guessing myself now. Should I be working on my art instead of college? Should a passion come first, and a favored career second? Or should it be the other way around?