The Starving Artist Tag

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I don’t know who started this tag, but I was binge watching it on YouTube.   I love Tag videos and I remember when the Blogosphere dominated Tags.  So I figured, why should they have all the fun. So, I decide to join in myself.

So here we go!

1.   What’s your favorite experience as an Artist?  Well that’s easy enough.  Besides the process, I love it when I make someone cry when they receive the piece. Happy tears of course.  That’s when I know that I nailed it.

2.  What is your least favorite experience as an Artist?  Cleaning up my mess!!!

3.  What’s are your dreams/goals for your art?  I have gone further than I ever thought I would.  I never expected to do anything with my art except fill hours when I was a stay at home mom.  I do intend to sell my art when I have an inventory at some point but it isn’t necessary.  Since I mainly do commissions, I have very little art on hand.

4.  What is your favorite medium and why?  I don’t even have to think about this one.  Graphite, most definitely!   I love the medium because it is where I am the most comfortable since that’s where I started.  Drawing doesn’t get the credit as fine art that it should but that is an argument for another day.

5.  What inspired you to do art/why do you love it?  My Grandma was an artist, My Dad and twin sister are both artists and I always wanted to draw and paint. But what really inspired me to get started was a friend that lived in the same neighborhood.  She had all kinds of craft paint and canvas out in the dining room and it just looked like fun and it looked like SHE was having fun!  So I went to Walmart, got some cheap .50 paints, canvas, pencils and drawing pad…then I was hooked.

6.  What’s the most favorite piece you ever made and why is it special?  That would have to be a tiger cub.  It was for my nephew.

7.  Who/What are your biggest art influences?  I really don’t have any influences as of yet.  I do appreciate all art but if could paint in any style, it would be Impressionism.  One of my favorite artists is John Singer Sargent.

8.  What did you learn from being a full time artist?  I’m not a full time artist.  But the most valuable thing that I have learned is don’t sell your self  or your talent short.  You have to make enough money, so you won’t grow to dread producing art.

In my opinion, art is one of the most frivolous things a person can buy…If they haggle on the price then art is something they shouldn’t be investing in.  In all mediums!

9.  What do your family and friends think about you becoming an artist?  They are very supportive and helpful.  They are very proud of me.

10.  Was becoming an Artist your child hood dreams?  Nope, I wanted to be a writer. 

11. What advice can you give to people who want to be more artistic and creative?  Just Do It.  Don’t wait for time or permission…Go create!

12.  Were you supported to pursue art as a child?  Although I always wanted to learn to draw and paint,  I didn’t have that strong desire to.  But if I did want to be an Artist?  You can bet that my family would support me.

13.  Do you make money from your art?  Yes, I do.  I don’t market myself or advertise but I do commissions…mostly pet portraits.

Please feel free as I did and tag yourselves!

 

Be Well and Happy!

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