My plan is for this blog to let you the readers experience my life as it really is. I will admit I am living my dream but it is not always fun and games like some of my friends think it is. It is actually hard work being a fine artist, I paint everyday which means I have to come up with an idea to paint each day. Not as easy as it may sound. Art shows are fun but setting up in the heat, rain, and wind is not my idea of a good time. Sometimes the stars are aligned just right and I make some good money but that is certainly not the norm.
I do love this life and I would never trade it in to be in marketing and advertising ever again or any part of Corporate America for that matter. I like swimming and I love water but I do not like swimming with sharks and that is my opinion of Corporate America. I am an artist and I fit in much better with a group of artist then I do with a bunch of people who use others as ladder rungs as they try and climb to the top of the corporate world.
With that said please join me as I blog about my life as an artist, somedays will seem like I am living on a cloud other days I will tell the hard truth and dispel the myth that my live is just a fantasy as some of my friends think it is.
| 19 October, 2011 10:26
Jerry Garcia 14" x 16" mixed media on canvas
Here I go again another trip to the Grip to show the rental house to another potential tenant. This makes month number three that I have had to pay the mortgage on this house. Yes I had a tenant but for some reason she lasted a whole two weeks and never paid the rent. She says her boyfriend moved back with his girlfriend and she could not afford the rent.
Then she tells me she is living in a homeless shelter like I am suppose to feel sorry for her and let her stay in the house for free. That's not going to happen I already have one woman trying to get a free ride off me I don't need another. I have never had this much trouble finding someone before. I don’t know why now is any different the economy is still bad like it has been for years.
I basically have no choice I am trying to hang onto the house to protect my credit but it is so upside down it may take me 24 years of payments to get my money back out of it. If there were a Grip Genie in a bottle then I would ask for one of my three wishes but only one would have to be granted. I am not greedy you know I will gladly give the Genie a break.
1) Oil is discovered in the backyard of my rental house Double Trouble.
2) A meteorite crashes to earth and demolishes the house (covered by insurance)
3) UGA expands Student housing and buys my land for some crazy amount.
The Genie needs to grant only one of those wishes… I have more but I will refrain don’t want to be greedy with the wishes.