6/15/09

more table and explaining




As promised more photos. You can see this on my website and get even more/larger images there. I appreciate the comments on the earlier post. I think I failed to communicate correctly what it is that got to me about having made new art and then the 'letdown' I feel. It has more to do with not being able to feel like I can share it other than slapping a photo up here. I'm not looking for everyone to say good job little artist. I just want it OUT THERE. As far as me expecting too much too soon.....perhaps I haven't recovered from the economy. All I know is, I was just starting to come close to making enough to live on and then it all disappeared. I haven't made one dime 3 months. So far this year I have sold maybe 3 pieces of art. I can't expect anyone to feel sorry for me when it seems everyone is struggling, and I can't expect people to remember or know that this is my life right now and I'm too fucked up to work some other 'job' right now. So that has more to do with my frustration than anything else. This isn't a weekend thing for me, it is my life. I'm not angry at anyone but myself.

9 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

The table is extremely cool. Really like the photo of it in a living situation. Fits very well.

Yes, I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry for all talented artists that are not selling now. I feel sorry for those who have lost their jobs. I feel sorry for lost children and animals. I feel sorry for those who live in countries where the people are not represented by their governments.

I do not feel sorry for Donald Trump. He should spend his time and money supporting artists.

WolfeWoman said...

I know it won't pay your bills but your table is way cool!

I can so relate to how you are feeling right now. I was right there 5 months ago. The economic crash forced me into different places with my art, and I am now making way better money than I was before- albeit I'm the sole support for my family at the moment, since my H lost his job.

The best thing I can suggest is to validate the anger but lose the fear, because fear keeps a person from seeing all the possibilities. I wish you all the very best- you deserve it- you are incredibly original and creative.

self taught artist said...

yeah where is donald?!

lee, its wonderful to hear you have found a way to adapt and incredible that you are doing BETTER. sorry about your husbands job...
i appreciate your advice and thoughts, i face fear every day sometimes it wins. sometimes i win. i keep making art regardless. its a fine line i think between delusion and earnestness do you know what i mean? at what point do you say screw it and jump off the mountain vs believing and knowing you are going to make it? guess its my journey and i'll find out eventually.

Karen said...

Forget Donald, I want to know where my winning lottery ticket is! Ha, I think I'd have to play first,.. As for explaining...you dont haffta zpaine nuttin. Being an artists means you can be a bit um..excentric..yeah. thats it, excentric. And I love that table. I would have to put a round glass top on it as for sure I would be the one who set her tea cup right into that hole..yep. right. down . the . hole. I like the stacks of wood that remind me of books. It looks like the best place to set a book. and a cuppa tea.

self taught artist said...

thanks karen...guess that catholic part of me will never go away. confess, shame, guilt, paranoic ridiculousness.
thats funny you would even think that...the hole isn't THAT big unless you are drinking from little shot glasses. it is bookish to me as well ~ its an intelligent little thing in my humble opinion.

Karen said...

Intelligent table. I like that! and you know, those little japanese tea cups without handles...thats what would end up in the hole...lol no seriously, I really like this table. And the photograph is perfect! It would look great with a candlestick on it too!

deb said...

P... I'd like to draw your attention to all the advice you gave me when I was whiny last month, ditto right back at ya! Your work is beautiful, I wish I still managed a gallery here because I know it would sell to summer people, I am going to try and introduce it to as many of them as I can and keep my fingers crossed for you. Hang in there, my windfall is coming (I hope!) for a paula clock.

self taught artist said...

deb i was waiting for you to remind me about my words to you...i know. funny how i still haven't learned how to feel strong when poor. its all self stuff. thank god my art, at least to me, gets stronger regardless of my bank account. let the windfalls fall!

Chris said...

I'm just catching on that this is a table. When I saw the photo on your website, the angle at which it was taken made me think it was some kind of monumental sculpture. I'm surprised to see how small it actually is... table-size. I like it.