My point is, whether you continue to make your art the foundation of your income - or not - it's still important to use your creativity. If you still love making your art, you need to keep making it. Whether you persevere to make it your vocation, or whether you relegate it back to avocation, or even hobby status, or whether you channel your creativity into something else altogether, is entirely up to you and your particular financial needs.
But don't turn your back on your creative spirit completely. For your heart's sake and your brain's, continue to make time to make your art visible in the world. [...]