So... I started thinking about the apparent gap between what you SHOULD do and what you HAVE to do as an artist to get by.
Then, I visited the antiquarian and had to negotiate an agreement for the exhibition of my art. Neither of us was interested in being held responsible in case of a loss or damage to the artwork. Neither of us was covered by insurance. We're at a standstill.
That left me wondering even more: when does it become worth the risk?
In other news, I attended information sessions for the Soutien aux Travailleurs Autonomes (STA) program and the Jeunes Volontaires/ Young Volunteers program that I should apply for in order to get a regular amount of funding to complete my project of interest. Sounds fascinating, but i have a lot of steps to go through before I'm ready to do it, including finding myself a mentor! (If there's anyone out there who has the experience to create an publish a graphic novel and is willing to help me out, let me know!)
That same day, I walked around Montreal a little and was pleasantly surprised to discover so many new and beautiful things about this city (as well as admiring my favorite murals). I walked along St-Laurent and met the owners of the Bloom Gallery, explored Station 16, found out about Les Ateliers du Cap and photographed fallen leaves. It was a wonderful day!