Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
Every artist faces challenges and naysayers in the serious pursuit of their work, but I'm trying to decide if a mental strain on top of that is really worth it.
You will have to find that out for yourself, by trying, by trying hard. I can only speak for myself in saying that some of the most memorable episodes in my life were (in hindsight and/or in actuality) also the most mentally/emotionally challenging ones. Perhaps the same concept applies to you and your artist work as well. Try to find out if there is reward in working your personality into your art.