Fortunately, I am not in debt.
I am a working professional in a non-art related field. I have a separate bank account for my art business. This amount must cover my inventory along with necessary show fees. If it doesn't, I need to hussle and get my work into venues where it will sell.
I have to stay grounded and frugal. Being involved in creative work brings me joy and excitement. However, the reality of it is tht there is a business side to this. Sales is what pays for the supplies, equipment, the shows, gallery fees, etc. With that said, I do have to remind myself that I still must look at it in terms of return on investment. I have to watch the spending and be persistent about getting my work sold.