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.
| 29 November, 2011 13:26
"Run Blue Run"
12" x 18 Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrapped
The longer I have the fortune of being away from Corporate America the more I love my life as an artist. The best part by far has to be the fact that I don't have to put up with the golf swinging, wing tipped, BMW driving, yuppies. As far as I am concerned you could take all those types out them on an island together and watch them drive each other crazy. They would never get anything done they all would be too busy telling each other that one knows more than the other.
As I become more entrenched in the lifestyle of a non corporate artist the more I realize how much I hated those yuppie type when I had to deal with them on a daily basis. The best part now is I can tell those, type to go to hell and walk away with out some dip shit writing a note to my boss how I hurt his or her feelings. Believe me I hurt a lot of yuppie feelings in my 20 year corporate career. I also had to take a few mandatory BS classes on dealing with people to keep my job.
It was always a pain dealing with me just ask Shelly I was the best at what I did but at the same time I was not afraid to say what I felt either. Which meant that my boss would say Mike please try to get along with others like I was in grade school or something. They always followed up with you are so good at your job you just need to work on your people skills.
Well now I don’t have to work on my people skills thank God! I can say what I want, do what I want, and offend who I want. Something's will never change and I am one of those things. I excel at just a few things in life and that is all I have to give. I put family first then friends followed by clients then the rest of the people are fair game.
So lets get this perfectly clear I will say what I want do what I want and go where I want this is a free country and I do not follow the political correct rules that keep getting more strict each and every day.
As my dear mother would say "Michael you will never make it as a politician" and my response is "mother you are right, I tell the truth and I don't cheat on my wife."