I'd like to philosophize a bit this morning (sorry). As some of you know I have a day job. In this day job I wear the mask of a competent employee who cares about the work she is being paid to do. While I am there that is the persona they are renting and expect from me. In my real life, I don't care much about this business - it doesn't contribute much (if anything) to the well being of man and just serves to make $$$. Now this is all fine and dandy and is the way of the world but wouldn't it be great if we could turn things upside down and honor those people and trades that benefit mankind? When was the last time a personal care aide for the elderly was searching for investment opportunities for her 'extra' income? The piece above was created using more gelatin printed cloth I printed this weekend.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Thank goodness I'm not the only person who feels like this about their day job :)
I'm a wage-slave too and sympathize.
This piece is quite fabulous as is!
Unfortunately we have to work to pay for our art supplies. The trick is in not working too much that we have no energy left for creating.Love your gelatin printing, the pieces have great texture and personality.(I'm off to google gelatin printing)
This piece is gorgeous, Denise.
But I disagree about your day job. I'm an advocate for persons with disabilities, though when I worked full-time it was exclusively on the state and 'systems' level. I felt that every day I did something that helped anyone in any way was a good day for me as a human being. So if you can feel that way about your day job, maybe it will feel less onerous. I do wish you more time to do your 'arting', though!
I've found, too, that whenever I've tried to make my art into a job, it just dies a lingering recrimination-filled death. Maybe that's because I haven't hit the 'right' combination of art and job, but maybe it's just the way it is for me: Put in the hours for the paycheck and health benefit, then squeeze the art into the evening and weekend. I think there is some benefit to the work to have the pressure of a time constraint. I get a lot more done when I don't have time for anything than I do when I can get it done at any time. ;-)
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