Go for a career in art, but have a practical backup... be prepared to spend several years doing scut work and starving while you make a name for yourself. If I were you, I'd have another line of work that I could do part time to survive on while I got my career up and running... say, plumber's assistant or Nurse's aid or Vet tech or tile la<x>yer or something along those lines.
Failed artist pays $9/hour at Wal-Mart. Having a practical back-up is a good idea, at least until you break through with whatever you choose creatively. Being an artist requires a lot of self-promotion as well as talent. Even the more mainstream art related jobs like photographer require you to go out and bid for jobs, find your own clients, or stalk celebrities.
How about you just sell your creations at a market or something<br />
why do you necessarily have to make a whole career out of it<br />
then it won't be fun anymore it'll just be work
Graphic design? Museum curator? Advertising Exec?