Personally, I'm not ready to hang up the carving and gilding tools just yet, but I am thinking about it. This is the worst downturn I've seen; several clients have closed their doors, and there is a seismic shift in the whole business, so ...
That's the idea of promoting a book like Kirk's; I haven't gotten my copy yet, but from the interview on TOP, and reading his weblog, I think it will be a good one. Think different, keep moving forward.
Interested, go to TOP, order the book through his link, so Mike Johnston gets a few pennies, at no additional cost to you.
Moonrise, Warren Dunes, Michigan.