Friday, November 25, 2005

crayola genius

I think I'm ready to be an artist, mostly because I'm too chicken to be a writer. There are no internal expectations for me to be a good artist, so failing at it is no loss. Writing is scary; paints are fun. It seems like an easy choice to me. That and coming up with projects that keep me from thinking about writing again has become a great hobby.

So I'm going to think about it for a while and then be an artist for the new year. I'll still moonlight as a nurse by day... but I'm ready to be an artist by night. I'll start dressing like the art majors and carry around the big porfolio thing and talk about the art barn.

I'm officially taking requests and suggestions now. If you would like to be one of the lucky recipients of that which has not come to be, please let me know. I need a project.

7 comments:

genderist said...

Where's the love?

Vol Abroad said...

will you be working on Velvet? I need one of those dogs playing poker pictures.

Angry Dissenter said...

What kind of medium are you proposing?

I need a picture of synchronicity.

genderist said...

Projects! Just you wait, people. There will be projects.

Unequivocal_Prowess said...

Okay all I can think about when I read this is how painful it must have been to find all of those damn pictures! Your patience continues to amaze me. And did I just misspell patience? Twice?

janelle said...

Without a doubt, you can make this art thing your new career. After all, you'll have the big portfolio thing--causing people in the street to pause and ponder as the artist passes them by. It is all about attitude...and, girl, you have that down well. I have a few suggestions, however, that maight help: You basically build your business in the beginning by "word and mouth", and who could do that better for you than your lovely coworkers who support you 100%? Since everyone is in the Christmas spirit, plunge into the paint and begin your masterpiece, which you will give as a gift at the office party--to be hung in your work place. I really believe that a painting of the animal kingdom would juxtapose the entire group with a sense of awe. You certainly would not want to leave out the fish and the birds...and you might want to place a hawk as your main focal point to bring the meaning of the work together. The words of praise will swiftly escape to every place they visit during the holiday season...and the money will pour in without ever writing another creative, difficult thought. You might even give up your day job, where you are moonlighting...but don't escape that supportive environment until after Jan. 27...for my sake.

janelle said...

Without a doubt, you can make this art thing your new career. After all, you'll have the big portfolio thing--causing people in the street to pause and ponder as the artist passes them by. It is all about attitude...and, girl, you have that down well. I have a few suggestions, however, that maight help: You basically build your business in the beginning by "word and mouth", and who could do that better for you than your lovely coworkers who support you 100%? Since everyone is in the Christmas spirit, plunge into the paint and begin your masterpiece, which you will give as a gift at the office party--to be hung in your work place. I really believe that a painting of the animal kingdom would juxtapose the entire group with a sense of awe. You certainly would not want to leave out the fish and the birds...and you might want to place a hawk as your main focal point to bring the meaning of the work together. The words of praise will swiftly escape to every place they visit during the holiday season...and the money will pour in without ever writing another creative, difficult thought. You might even give up your day job, where you are moonlighting...but don't escape that supportive environment until after Jan. 27...for my sake.