Ah, painting for the love and painting for the money are two different things that artists never really seem to figure out.
Well, money buys material. No love there, hahaha. And the choice between cheap excuses for paintings and trying to reach for the stars is a no brainer: I'd love to reach those. I gave up on being abducted by aliens, so I picked up painting. How's that for a booktitle, hahaha! :-P
You are an amazing human being!