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Autumn Sims
United States
Current Residence: Chicago

Closing Shop.

Fri Aug 1, 2008, 5:40 AM
Hello guys,

This is a long over due journal. For anyone with an outstanding commission that has not been started so far. I will be working on refunding you over the next couple of months. I ask you to forgive me for the time it’s taken for me to come to this decision.

I have loved art my whole life, and everyone has always told me I should make a living out of it.  I have always shyed away from that because I was always afraid what I did would not live up to the idea the buyer had.  But over the years I have tried to get in to the business anyway, some things I have been very lucky with. I have gotten to work with many amazing artists, and many amazing projects.

I have discovered that the art for hire business is not for me; it puts a level of stress on me that I just can’t deal with. Every drawing or sculpt is not as good as I would want it to be, and so I end up being unhappy with it, convinced that the buyer will be unhappy with it as well I end up dreading working on them. And unfortunately this has lead to my over all anxiety of working on the sculptures or drawings at all.  And with the knowledge that I have commissions outstanding, it’s kept me from working on my own work.  And thus a cycle begins that has lead to stagnation.

I have decided that as far as profits go, art is not for me. I enjoy working on the art that appeals to me.  I love to draw, and sculpt but I am not gifted with the ability to do it under any kind of demand.  I hope that from here and there in the future I can again work on projects with the artists I admire. But I’m afraid that commerce escapes me.

Deep down it comes down to the fact that art is my passion, I love art, artists and I am so thankful for those out there that can do it, and make it available for me to buy, and draw inspiration from! But I will just never be one of those people, I will continue to draw, and sculpt I hope in the future, because those are the things that make me happy.  

I don’t mind the normal 9-5 to pay the bills infact, I find it almost freeing because at the end of the day… I can walk away. I don’t think about the people or the business. I could never turn art off like that.

Thank you to everyone who has been supportive. I am so sorry to everyone who’s had to deal with delays.  Apologies do not begin to cover how bad I really feel about the long time its taken.

~Autumn Sims

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detonatorrevolution Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
did you make those black parade figures? if so, how could i get one?
1juliet1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow!!! I love your work its so good... What kind of clay did you use? (:
RickyCharms Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Hi autumn, I don't know you but I just read your closing shop post. I was so confused about what to do with life. You are the first person (with great skill) to choose not to do art. And this shows me that I will be okay. Thank you.
eddy-avila-r Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hola! my friend! your work is awesome! I hope you like mine!
Sakaryn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Your artwork is great. Really like the sculptures you've done.

Professional artists always amaze me. It's really tough to pay the bills on art alone but some people manage to pull it off somehow. (how do they do it...)
Shorshvan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i love your work
spacecookieslol Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your work! Very cool!
clayworkstudio Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Just stoppin by, wishing and waiting for you to come back!! Make art for yourself, it will set you free!!!!!
Checkered-Fedora Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
man after seeing your sculpture work I'm almost ashamed of my own art haha! *hides it under a rug* man you got skills!!! *nosebleeds* Your sketchwork is gorgeous too! Totally stalking you
zarniwoop360 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
i love your work. its amazing :D. do you have any tips for new sculptors? you should check out my works and let me know what you think. maybe whet i could work on :) thank you for your time
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