|Acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 16 inches|
What does it take to be an artist? Being an artist takes time, skill, and determination. What does it take to be a rich and famous artist? It takes time, skill, determination, ambition, location, and connections. I do not look down on the rich and famous artist out there, envy them a bit, yes. I live between two main cities; Detroit and Flint Michigan, and in this economic environment, not exactly hot spots for the arts, so thank God for the internet. A little about me; I am an artist, I am not young or rolling in money. I will say though I am rich in the fact I have a skill that I truly enjoy.
To wrap up my little rant, what did I learn fro this latest reading? I learned that being an artist has more than one definition. My definition is my own, love what you do, continue to grow and learn more, and most important share your joy of art, and just be thankful when you make an income from your skill. So in short, I may not be rich, or famous, but I am still an artist and plan to be one as long as I live, and will not be looking for another definition of being an artist any time soon.
Noticed that latest paintings I did in-between reading,have portraits, think there may have been some introspective thought processes going one, maybe.