I'm a professional artist, do art shows and am in galleries, have been sculpting since early 90's, painted and drawn since early childhood. Also, I'm a senior citizen and have been an artist all my life though not professionally until the past 20 years. I was doing fine, sculpting new pieces every year and then two years ago I got married. For some reason my drive to create has dwindled; I still produce paintings and sculptures occasionally but not nearly as much. I built my business by myself though I didn't really want to call it a business, that word took of the romance out of it, I guess. I felt proud and happy when a sculpture would sell or a painting, of course; selling enables me to continue creating, especially bronzes. The problem is now my husband likes to call my business our business, my bronzes our bronzes, the foundry that I use the founder that we use, my art show our art show. He wants me to produce product. He is a businessman, that's what he does for a living so he's treating my business like he would treat any other business. When something sells I give him the check and he manages the money. I must say, though, that he has put in plenty of his own money to cover art shows! The problem is this: I know longer have the drive to create. Even though he is doing a lot for me, I feel like he has taken away from me what I need personally as an artist. I know that's not what he wants, he really wants me to be happy and for me to do artwork as much as I want. He even wants me to do it when I don't want to. He's a very good man, loves to manage my art business (OUR art business) but I don't know how to tell him these things since it would hurt him. Maybe I'm just being selfish and unappreciative…I guess I need advice, opinions from other professional artists. Does anyone understand?