There are perks and there are challenges to being an artist. Sometimes the challenges are daunting. But the perks can be pretty fabulous.
One of the things that I enjoy the most about being an artist is participating in special events and becoming part of the entertainment. Sometimes it is planned. Other times, it is spontaneous.
Last week, we had a concert on the street where my gallery/studio is located. It was such a beautiful night and such a wonderful and casual crowd, I decided to bring my easel and paints out onto the street and paint out in the evening breeze.
I had a great time painting to the sounds of the music, and the crowd seemed to enjoy watching me paint. I especially enjoyed the children who watched with awe. “She’s a real live artist!”
I do planned events as well, and have an equally fun time interacting with people when I am hired to make events entertaining and interesting (Check out my Artify Your Event! page).
Sometimes, being an artist is a lonely job, and I will write about that in a future post. It does not always have to be that way, though.
The process of sharing creativity with others can be so much fun!
Watch the video below of my painting at the concert last week. It is a bit long – sorry for that – but it gives you a bit of an idea about my painting technique.
Have you seen artists at events and enjoyed what they contributed? What would you like to see artists do in your town?