Don’t give up on your dreams because even William-Adolphe Bouguereau had to start small. Bouguereau started off designing jam labels. Sure, he is a famous artist now; but he had to die first. I bet it was painful to design preserve labels when he had that level of talent surging in his soul. Degas didn’t know what he was talking about! How could he slam Mr. Bouguereau’s technique? (I bet he was jealous!) For decades Bouguereaus name wasn’t even mentioned in the encyclopedia ah, but your talent will always speak for itself….even from the grave. His art is still living and now he can be googled.