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Officially a Struggling Artist .. just quit my day job


It has just hit me .. I quit my paid work yesterday to concentrate more on my photography business.  Now I am wondering what I was thinking… do I have what it takes to be a struggling artist?   Do I have what it takes to be any kind of artist?  The fear is rising in my stomach but also a quiet calm has come over me for the choice has been made I am now out there on a limb and it is up to me if I fall, climb higher or just sit and take a photo of the surrounds.

Getting ready to jump into the Unknown

Out on a Limb

I am ready to fly high into the sky ..

Taking Flight

Climb higher up those ever reaching branches that push towards the sky,  rise up to the sun and ask for its healing power.

Reaching for the Sun

It is going to take alot of hard work which is not one of my strong points.  My passion is taking healing nature images not sitting at a desk marketing my work.  I will fail and I will succeed hopefully the later outweighs the former.   If I continue with my passion and know that I really believe that to share the healing power of nature and bring it into the homes of those that need a little sunshine in their day how can I go wrong.

If I don’t make another cent from my artwork I will be happy to know that I have helped brighten the day of everyone that shows up each day to catch a little sunshine in the sunrise images I post on my Rainbow Farm Photography Facebook Page .  With new development of my journey every day and new product lines evolving through the wonderful help of my customers and subscribers.  I look forward to taking the journey and seeing if I can in fact…

find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Gold at the Gate of Rainbow Farm ?

If worse comes to worse I can always take the advice of one of my subscribers and start digging up the farm there has got to be some gold on the farm after all those rainbows.

I hope to continue my journey for many years to come and hope that you will all be there with me your support is amazing and all the fantastic ideas and challenging photo assignments make me constantly thinking and enjoying the beauty of all the nature around me.

Take that leap I highly recommend it the buzz is amazing and with the support of friends and family you can never lose doing something you love.



Author: Coralie Plozza

Living on Rainbow Farm with my two beautiful children and fur baby Billy in Busselton, Western Australia provides me with stunning sunrise and sunsets and the beauty of Australia's flora and fauna. I hope to bring just a little bit of inspiration, healing and lots of sunshine to your day.

6 thoughts on “Officially a Struggling Artist .. just quit my day job

  1. Coralie… the words of a wonderful woman we both admire…..BABYSTEPS…and in 15 minutes [or whatever constructive time block you need]… can make a start, work on and complete a project or creative business idea.

    from Bev*

  2. I agree with Bev. You can do this. Just take it one step at a time and you will do fine! You are talented and have a vision and the drive to succeed! That is the hardest part sometimes. Good luck!


  3. The hardest part of business and being self-employed for most artist is that they can’t promote themselves. As someone who has been a self-employed photographer for most of my 42 professional years, I know that struggle too well.

    The love of creating good photos has kept me going although the financial returns have become less and less since digital photography hit the streets.

    Your work seems very suited for small country galleries and tourism, and I would try to get as many outlets around the country as possible. Margaret River, Broome, Byron Bay, etc.etc. All it needs is a few emails with some photos. Give it a try.

    Good luck!


    • thank you Roel for taking the time to support a fellow photographer … I will certainly look into your suggestions didn’t even think of emailing people in driving distance … what a great idea.

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