My mom drew fashion all through her 20s, 30s and 40s and then switched to painting animal portraits. She loved animals and I think painting them gave her more joy than the fashion did. Mostly she painted Thoroughbreds and dogs but every so often she'd branch out to paint a family portrait. Eventually she stopped drawing and painting altogether. When I asked her why she replied, "It's just too damn hard." That was so something my mom would say. She did paint very sporadically on and off for the next 20 years but only if it was something that truly inspired her, or if a friend would ask. The latter of which took a lot of cajoling.
After Mom quit art she worked for ten years in the psych division for the Veteran's Administration as an administrative assistant. I can't imagine that being much easier. Right?
Moral of the story: Good artists make something difficult look effortless. Or...don't underestimate your administrative assistant, you never know what skills he/she may possess.
This brochure was printed in purple ink so back then, like now, purple must have been the "it" color.