Thursday, August 5, 2010

Art You Serious?

This is what I look like right now.

I am going to miss my lazy mornings when I am in Australia. Here's what a normal summer day for me is like: Wake up at 8 am, pee, go downstairs, eat a bagel, make coffee, go to the living room and sip the coffee while I watch Regis and Kelly, oh and blog some. Depending on my motivation I will usually run during the Bonnie Hunt Show.

For some reason I can't make any channels show up on our T.V. so... I put in a movie; The Three Amigos. (Hilarity)

Its movies like this that make me wish I were a comedian. When I was little, I used to wish I were a movie star (just like almost everyone else). I always imagined I'd be cast as some sort of damsel in distress but I think I definitely had it wrong. If my childhood dream came true I'd want to do comedy.

It seems like it is so much easier for guys to be funny. You know what I mean? People just think men are more funny than women, but The two below are proof that women can be funny: Tracy Smith and Natasha Leggero.

But, I'm not going to be a comedian. I'm going to teach art. A lot of times when I give my segway tours I'll ask the tourists where they're from and what they do. frequently they ask me the same thing. "I assume you're a student? What's your major?" I always pause before I answer because I usually hate the reaction I get when I say, "Art."

Why is it that people seem to think every woman should be a nurse and every man should be an engineer? If that were the case, the world would fall apart. I hate telling people that I used to be a graphic design major, because they always seem to want to point out that there's more money in it than there is in painting. Well DUH! You'd think I would have considered this seeing as it's a major part of my life.

Its just another reminder that everyone in the world is entirely too obsessed with money. Its not about how much you earn, its about how you manage it. If you don't make silly purchases and if you're careful about it then you can be secure regardless of your annual income. Sure, I may not live in a mansion and drive a ferrari to the country club... but who cares? I don't think I would be happy if I had that much money anyway. Plus, I'm not going to spend my whole life doing something I hate just because it makes a lot of money; money that will mean nothing when I'm gone.

Give me a one story house. Give me an old jeep, and a space to create. That's when I'll be happy.

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one." ~Charles Horton Cooley

Peace and Love