When some folks find out that you are an “artist” it’s always funny how quick they are to point out that your art won’t be worth anything until you are dead. They’re not being mean about it, and they say it many different ways, most often just innocently referencing famous artists whose work became immensely valuable to collectors years after their passing. But the reality is most artists work never appreciates in value after the death of the artist… it just all gets bequeathed to some unsuspecting heir to sort out and save a piece or two and the rest gets offloaded to a thrift store and that’s that. That’s what I expect of my art after I’m gone anyway… and I’m fine with that. I’d rather my art have it’s value in the present moment. If you enjoy it now, it’s worth enjoying and that’s more important than piles of money that have no value in the hereafter.