After reading all my articles about artist statements, are you going to tell me you still don’t like to talk about your art?
Then tell me about YOU.
Yes, I’m going to rag on you about your artist statement again. (I’m never too busy for that!)
I’m getting ready for the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair, and I should be doing a bajillion other things right now. But I got up early. I’ve got half a cuppa coffee in me.
And as always, I found a little artist life lesson in today’s email inbox.
It’s an e-newsletter from Michael’s. They asked six of their employees how they use picture frame to express themselves in their own homes.
I think they’ve taken a online peek at Oprah Magazine, but I took a look.
And here’s your takeaway:
Everyone said what they needed to say in two sentences.
Yes, in two sentences, you learn what these folks’ passions are. What’s important to them. What they chose to display in their homes, and why.
Melissa, like me, loves to shop for vintage eclectic stuff. Jenny has an artist’s eye for the tiny, beautiful details around her. Susan uses her photographer’s eye to capture unforgettable moments in her family’s life.
Yes, it’s a Michael’s ad.
But it’s also an intimate peek into the minds–and hearts–of six creative people.
And they did it in 25 words or less.
Now, it’s not easy to crystallize who you are into that short a sentence. Yes, I struggle with that, too.
But it’s worth it.
People have made art for over 50,000 years. It’s part of who we are. I explore what it means to be human and an artist, in the world today, through ancient stories retold with my modern artifacts.
(I know, it could be better. It’s always a work in progress!) Editor!!
HEY! I know…..
Tell me what you think MY 25-words-or-less could be!