I had dinner with a friend last night which was so much fun. We could go on chatting forever. One thing she asked me was what I wanted to do once I finish my Art Degree. I didn’t have a concise answer… I am not waiting for the piece of paper which I will receive at the end of my degree to show me my way. I’d be a fool to think that it’d all somehow fall into place once I graduate. I am making plans now and being active as a practising artist. No point in wasting time, right?
I’ve always done things with a plan in mind and I’ve always had a back up plan. For the first time in my life I have gone into the unknown, it really is Destination: Unknown right now which is out of character for me. It is nerve wracking and quite freeing at the same time.
I have returned to part time work in my corporate job which I am really enjoying. It gives me what Art doesn’t. I get to put my other skills into play and mix with people outside of the Art world. I would like to continue working part time in such a role, I know that.
In relation to Art, I have a few ideas which I am learning more about…. I will continue to work as a practicing Artist. Art is a part of my life which I cannot give up, that is one thing that I am certain about! I love the process of creating, the idea generating, the a ha moment, the techniques, being in the flow, the build up, the ups and the downs from which I learn so much and of course exhibiting my work is something I really enjoy. There is so much that happens before the exhibition which is so enjoyable and challenging.
I don’t think it’s a case of “Train comes I don’t know its destination.
It’s a one-way ticket to a madman’s situation.” But it is a “Strange fear I ain’t felt for years” not knowing exactly where this is going to take me. Not having a plan as I always do!
I’d love to hear from everyone and especially Art Professionals and Practising Artists; do you also work part time, full time? Are you a Creative Consultant, an Arts Therapist? A Teacher? A Curator? Do you work in the corporate world and the art world? Do you have any tips or advice for me? Etc etc… You can comment in the box below or contact me directly on my facebook page.
The quotes above were pinched from Sugababes’ song titled Overload which I will leave you with.