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.
| 21 October, 2011 11:27
Big Boy Sax
14" x 16" Mixed media on canvas
Today around 3:00 the princess and I will be heading out for one of my personal favorite shows in Bluffton, SC. The weather looks to be great again this year the Sat party at the river is always a good time. The collectors come out and they buy at this festival.
There are some really talented artist and no jewelers so that makes for a better show for the rest of us. Jewelers are a dime a dozen at shows and they seem to take at least 25% of the disposable income at any given show. I don't have anything against jewelers it is just that very rarely a shows does not allow them in.
This show is a perfect setting along a tree lined street the people can only come in and out one way which means that the be-backs have to see you once again before they leave. Sometimes you will see a be-back do the walk of shame. That is where they tell you they will think about buying something then they never show back up. In this show they have to walk right in front of each booth before they leave. Sometimes you will see them walk in front of your booth acting like they never saw you. They hang their head low we call that the walk of shame.
We all have had plenty of be-backs that is just part of the show life. No artist particularly likes a be-back when they don't come back to buy. Bluffton is a nice town and the show has really been good to me the past 2 years I have attended.
I have just a few things left to do to get ready but first I must scrub the floors on my hands and knees before the princess arrives this afternoon or I will be turned into a artist toad.