The Highs and Lows of Being an Artist

I’ve seen versions of the following statement and agree with the point in makes about being an artist.

‘If you ask yourself why artists (djs,singers,dancers,musicians, photographers, painters or anyone who falls under the artist category) charge “so much” (?) for performances… We don’t get paid vacation, we don’t get paid sick days, we don’t get bonuses for outstanding performances nor for Christmas.

My Paints!!!!

We don’t have insurance plans nor do we qualify for unemployment. We sacrifice our family on special days so that we can bring happiness to others. Illness or personal affairs are not excuses for a bad performance. Next time you ask, remember that artists are artists because of the love of music & art but that love doesn’t pay debts. Happy Artists Day!! Re-post if you’re an Artist.’

This week I’ve been active making use of my Youtube account documenting me painting in front of the camera. I’ve also created a video ‘artist’s statement’ for those of you who want to know a little bit more about my attitude to art and what I enjoy about painting.  I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to leave your comments on the link  if you have any.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous week ahead!

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