why make art?
Truly, I do not think that I am employable.
(you want me to wear what, show up when and look busy even if the job is finished?)
I work a lot of hours, probably more than the average, but I work on my own time schedule.
In order to get another pay check, I need to keep my creative engine in over drive.
My brain never shuts up. (She's a slave driver.)
I started out as a potter and spent 30 years making fun, festive, functional pots.
As a single parent I was living in a ski area, so the best paying jobs were waiting tables in very good restaurants. But my kidlet was gone all day in school and I'd be gone all night if I took one of these jobs,
I decided I would try and sell my pottery.
(Could always go back and get a real job, so why not give this a shot.)
Got in my car, headed over the pass to Vail.
Found a shop that I thought could sell my wares and inquired.
Opening order: $300... After I delivered, the shop owner called me 24 hours later. Said he'd sold it all and ordered $2000. YIPPEE.
So I would make pots and not wait tables.
Notice the birds on the pot? Been adding birds to things for quite a while.