UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,

Victory! The math is all done.

Hmm. It would appear that I made probably 80% more net last year than I did the year before.

Das' pretty good. I mean, it's still a pretty paltry sum--particularly granted that I've been doing it for years and work weekends--but we've gone from "kissing the poverty line" to "I could live on this if I was in a studio apartment with no car and no cable and ate mac and cheese until I got scurvy."

'Course, I'm gonna be nailed to the cross on self-employment taxes now, but I'm mellow.

I'm sure I'm not making half of what I would if I worked a real job, but still, there is at least the appearance of making financial headway. And that makes me happy. It is possible to make a living as an artist! It just...takes awhile.

Edit: And having just engaged in all that backpatting about my success, I spend over a minute panicking that my graphics tablet is broken, only to eventually realize that I am trying to use the stylus on my sketchbook. *sigh* Art: It's All Some Of Us Are Good For.
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.