What are patrons? They are the ones who pay for your creative lifestyle. Pete recently changed patrons, but he didn't change being a creative. No matter what situation you're in, you can use the patron to work on the things you need to work on. Don't abuse the patron. Check out the story of Brandon Sanderson. A non-creative patron isn't an excuse to not be creative. Don't abandon your responsibilities in order to do what you want.
Brandon Sanderson - Writing Excuses: http://www.writingexcuses.com
17 - Everyone is Creative: https://soundcloud.com/creativecombat/seventeen-everyone-is-creative-kung-fu-is-the-answer
12 - Don't Quit Your Day Job: https://soundcloud.com/creativecombat/twelve-dont-quit-your-day-job-oh-my-gosh-i-want-that-thing
2 - What Do You Want To Do?: https://soundcloud.com/creativecombat/two-what-do-you-want-to-do-i-worked-at-a-meat-factory
15 - What Does Victory Look Like?: https://soundcloud.com/creativecombat/fifteen-what-does-victory-look-like-be