Thanks so very much for the wonderful tips. One of my profs would joke and tell us that to become true artists we had to go through the three steps: stink, starve and suffer. I still chuckle at that. After graduating at the tender age of 58 yrs., I almost came to believe him.......I'm 67 yrs now; and have found my true passion I believe. I can't seem to stop making this particular style of art and truly love it. So it all comes, some of us seem destined to wait a while, but it's right under the surface. Thank goodness. Thanks for the tips.
Congrats on achieving your dreams (the degree and the state of bliss)!
I hope that you have many more years of bliss
ArtSewCrafty (aka the crazy cat lady)