I started on this path 47 years ago. By 1989 I had 20 years in foundries. I broke free in 1991 and have have been self employed for 26 years, doing nothing but my art.
My first goal is to be proficient in whatever I decide to do. I take on projects with my whole sense of being, there are no half measures for me. I regard quality of craftsmanship to have equal part with quality of artistry. Art is a perishable skill and must be practiced daily.
I study anatomy, drapery, composition with equal determination. If my skills deteriorate, I practice to bring them up to my expectations. I hone all my skills with equal vigor. If I don't work for a period, I hone my skills. If I am on a project, I expect those working for me, to give an equal amount of commitment to that project, what ever the medium.