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Two Lady Artists with Bees in Their Bonnets

01 July 2006

Top 10 Reasons to Love Being an Artist (don't say your parents, school guidance counselor and shrink didn't warn you, you big whiny crybabies):

1. The flexible pay schedule keeps you young.**

2. Gentrification encourages you to explore new and exciting neighborhoods in ever further reaches of the five boroughs.

3. Choosing between cutting your own hair and making your own shoes builds character.

4. Choosing between making your own art and keeping up with the blog (*ahem*) also builds character.

5. The privilege of making expensive decor for rich peoples' homes continually reinvigorates your class consciousness.

6. Varying degrees of success among your friends challenges you to an ever higher level of grace and good manners.

7. Art world gossip is some of the funnest around, except when it involves us.

8. Provided you cultivate the "right" "friends," you can amass a large collection of classy artwork without paying a dime.

9. Even when you think you're doing great, the constant drumbeat of other peoples' more fantastic successes keeps you humble.

10. Artists and "creative types" are irrepressible non-conformists and feel free to stop with 9.

Happy Fourth!

The Broads

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Anonymous ml said...

One other great reason to love being an artist:

Loft living gives artists unique preparation for global warming.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I would also include how doing repetitive tasks akin to factory work for free reinvigorates the class consciousness.

11:00 PM  
Blogger That Broad said...

OMG, like how did you both TOtally know I spent my weekend stencilling in a broiling studio?

1:39 AM  
Blogger This Broad said...

ML we love you for your props over at ed's blog

(jenn we love you too... just because you're you)

11:10 PM  
Anonymous ml said...

Count me as part of your growing fan club!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Susan Constanse said...

I like your blog, too. ahem. my addition:

Having an ever-expanding skill set so that you can become a vertical operation, being solely responsible for development, production, sales, distribution and promotion.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous sucker said...

My favorite thing about summer in my broiling studio is that I don't have to go to the local Y to take a relaxing sauna. It's also a little cleaner than the Y. But I do worry a little about all those small paint chips that keep falling off the ceiling into my cool refreshing glass of water.

Hey. Isn't that a neat thing about being an artist. All the interesting studio situations you find yourself in. I once shared a studio with pigeons! They didn't pay much rent though.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought to leave a comment here, butg go to the other one about marriage.

3:58 PM  
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