Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thoughtful Thursday-Paper Ponderings
Fiona Dempster, from Queensland, Australia, has a wonderful website and blog. She posts frequently including Thursday Thoughts. I particularly enjoyed her post from last week.
“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”
I think at one time I thought I'd be 'an artist'. That when we moved to the mountain I would become a person who spent their days making and creating art and who made a living from it.
I can now recognise my own naiveté in those early thoughts, and my understanding of what it takes to be an artist who makes a living from it has definitely grown, and my admiration for those who do it has also grown.
As I have pondered this thought over the years, I have come to the understanding that what we have achieved by moving here and doing what we do, is that we live an artistic life. ...