What other non-artist jobs have you had?
I have had a fair number of non-art related jobs including working in landscaping, as a barista, at a zoo/aquarium, and working construction. The craziest one, where I learned the most, was probably when I worked on a construction site for 2 years while I was living in Australia. I worked with an owner-builder and helped him construct a 4 story concrete and steel house on the side of Mt. Coot-tha outside Brisbane.