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30 Minutes a Day - Day 18

How much money do you make as an artist? So far this year, I have averaged $4.75 a month. To paint, you need to buy the product. The cost of entering a painting into an art show is at least $20. Every entry is not accepted. Your entry fee is not refunded.


My business model changed this year to only enter shows that award cash prizes. The gallery receives a commission if the piece sells. An artist can earn $100 for winning best of show. You may earn $50 if you place second. I figure in the cost of the gas to deliver the painting, attend the artist's reception, and go pick up any unsold work. So, for example, if I sell a $150 painting that I have worked 40 hours on, I basically earn $1.50 per hour that I worked on painting, not counting any travel time for purchasing goods and delivering the artwork.


So, the next time you think an artist charges too much for their work, please consider this.


I am hoping to research the new Disney movie, "Elemental". The youngest grandkids want to see it. We gave them the experience of seeing a movie with us for Easter. We don't do candy. Sugar feeds cancer. "The effects of added sugar intake — higher blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, diabetes, and fatty liver disease — are all linked to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke," says Dr. Hu, Harvard. I am a cancer survivor. It's not genetic. It's environmental. It's what you choose to expose your body to. Swallow that.


Tonight, I want to try air fried okra. Have you tried it? I don't usually eat okra, but my husband likes it ok. He just doesn't want it slimy. He prefers fried food. We don't eat fried food for health reasons, but do eat air fried stuff.


Hoping to attend the Golden State Pinball Festival in Lodi, California this year.


Ordered some pants for my younger brother's birthday. He is a size 3XL. They're expensive.


Mom made him a cross for his birthday. She told me she hates arts and crafts and doesn't do them, but I discovered yesterday that she has been panting and made Joe a cross! It's so nice. He is going to love it!


I have a wedding to attend this month. Sent the gift directly to the happy couple's new cottage. We haven't received acknowledgement of the gift yet. Hopefully, they will send thank you cards within three months of the receipt of the gift. Ideally, a response should be written on the day you receive a wedding gift. If that's not possible, set a daily goal.


Well, I need to inspect my fire extinguishers next week. Do you own a fire extinguisher?





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