@cheply: Yes, I guess you could say that - I am a professional artist; most of my pet portraits are commissions. I am also a horsey person though so I like to 'share' my work as I haven't got my own horse anymore that I can show off. Glad you like my painting!
So that is your full-time job? Do you mind my asking, do you make a good living on that?
I ask because, I'm going to art school this fall, and have no idea what I'm going to do with it. I have always tucked my art away in the closet because I figured I could never make a living off of it and it was silly to try. Well, after trying to avoid it for a few years, I find it impossible, so I am biting the bullet and going to school for art. I just want to know what's out there ... and if I'm going to be working at a restaurant for the rest of my life, Haha!