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.
| 20 October, 2011 10:46
Kurt Cobain 6" x 14" Mixed media on galley wrapped canvas
As I plan for the winter season in Florida I get depressed because I remember what the people in Florida are like when it comes to buying art. I am now down to just 2 shows in south Florida due to the customer base there. I figure if I add shows to the spring and now that I have made my way into a couple of the big private school shows I might survive the winter, or at least January and Feb.
Sales outside of South Florida are improving for me this past year. Even the panhandle in Fl has always been good to me but south Fl is another story. I have summed up the Michael Lee top ten people who do not buy art. So here it goes and if you are one of these people I am not worried because you would not buy my art anyways.
TOP 10 PEOPLE WHO DO NOT BUY ART
- People breathing oxygen from a tank above water (Scuba divers excluded)
- People pushing a stroller in a stroller or driving a stroller battery or no battery.
- People walking carrying or pushing in a stroller any type of animal, reptile, bird
- People who are homeless, creepy, retarted, smelly, blind, under 18 or over 80
- People who's mother, grandmother, father, son or daughter is an artist
- People who have no job, money, income, or are on wellfair, Social Security
- People looking for any thing painted on velvet
- People who come to art show's for the food.
- People who live in a home with wheels
- People who claim to have everything in life but wall space.