But how many of us actually do, how many of us go for the gusto, dream the impossible dream, make lemonade out of lemons. The answer is if you are an Artist 99.5 percent of us do. Its not easy being a working artist, creating because our soul screams there is no other way. We are always armed with a can opener to keep from being closed up in a small space at someone’s beck and call. We try and unless it is a very stimulating exciting job with constantly changing nuances such as when I worked 6 days a week managing a funky little beach gift shop, we feel strangled. Because in our heart of hearts we know that the weekend art and craft show or the 4 hours at the farmers market might make us as much money doing what we love as working a 40 hour job that takes us away from doing what we love and putting us in the little box. People say to me all the time , why not get a real job…well ahem, my job is a real job, I may be creating but its not always easy to do, especially if a particular big show is coming up and you know you need a whole lot more stock then what you have. And if you can get it pulled together that particular show could keep you comfortable for a couple of months or more through sales, Then there are the custom orders which I love to do, I wish more people understood how easy it is to get something designed and made for someone, and how much more appreciated it would be , like the purple wolf bracelet I made over the holidays for a young girl or the turquoise sea turtle bracelets I had made for two other young ladies.
I told a friend tonight I do not require much, a small place to live and work, money for food and gas for the car….and a place that will allow me to continue blooming as an artist. I have spent the last 15 years in Paradise called the Outer Banks , but now my mountains are calling me home , so I am trying to get back where I am happiest. https://www.facebook.com/lorri.l.chambers/media_set?set=a.10201030932591660.1073741906.1117914261&type=1
I love creating Art , especially things most people would not think of making art from or creating with …or just creating art with what you have….one case is my PAS Poor Artist Silkscreen Technique I developed 7 years ago. it has a lot of pluses…I do one of a Kind bead-woven Jewelry that is Metal free so anyone can wear it …and use treasures from all over the world in my jewelry as well as Antique buttons , vintage buttons and the funkier the better….all of my bead work is guaranteed for life .
Fabric Postcard Mailable Art that is sent for first class envelope postage in a clear envelope. Then it can be put in a frame and enjoyed forever…a very green product