I've got a couple journal pages to share today. Before I get to the meat of this post, I thought I'd warm you up a little bit with pix of pages I did this week.
Here's the full page. Fun colors and definitely Summery looking. That oval black tag is actually a chalkboard sticker label by Pink Paislee. Thet are thin, but they I thought I'd give them a try. Fun to use!
Here's another journal page. Squinting your eyes isn't good for you, so I'll just tell you briefly what I wrote about on this page...
So, the other day at a party, I was asked what I "do". As in...for a living. One gal had just told me she was a teacher, and I asked where and what she taught. This I suppose, prompted the whole "what do you do" discussion. Anyways, I said I was an Artist. The gals at the table all just looked at me. Some of the gals at the table have known me for over 15 years, thought obviously not very well.
I went on to say what I do...you know, get more specific with them because just saying you are an Artist obviously wasn't getting me very far.
I was a Mixed Media Artist. I taught and sold things online, and host art events, and teach all over the country.
They all just looked at me. I felt so small.
Granted, I live in a smallish city...suburbia style...but most of these women were educated. I don't know if they just didn't know what to say so they said nothing...or what. Whatever the case, it left me thinking that I lost them in my delivery. I SHOUlD have been more enthusiastic. I certainly should have been more confident when I spoke those words.
I love what I do. I am so grateful for the audience I have, the friends I have made, all that I've accomplished over the years in my field. So why do I drop the ball everytime someone (non-artsy) asks me what I "do"? I am still trying to figure that one out, and work on it.
How about you? What are your thoughts on the subject? I know it's a hard one and artists struggle with it all of the time. I'd love to know your thoughts on this issue. Maybe I should just say I'm an art teacher. They'd ask where...and I'd say on your computer and in big cities. Hmmm...that'd send minds into a spinning frienzy. Hmmm...don't want that. So...what to say? What to say...