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> Make stuff! Give yourself assignments -- create a line, even if
> you have no intention of selling. Get a project book and make
> everything in the book. Make a lot of gifts, in the spirit of Adorn
> America. Be your own teacher, grasshopper.
I think that Elaine offers really sound advice. Formal education
(university, trade school, art center, art school) is certainly a
proven and, for some, smart way to approach a career. But it is one
of many ways....
Given the limitations of your circumstance, why not set yourself
some goal- perhaps assembling a body of work for a solo exhibition--
and begin to make pieces. As each is completed, photograph it and
send the images to a "review board' or "education committee" (could
be Orchid or whatever group of people you trust and who have the time
and inclination to comment) for comment and criticism.
Now is a great time to "home school". With the communication tools
offered by the web, including Bench Tube and various tutorials,
isolation is a much different situation.
Good luck and by all means keep working.
Take care, Andy