I'm so excited to tell you about this blog that I came across through this other blog. I just got the girl's zine in the mail and it's titled, get this: The Artist in the Office: Living the Dream with a Day Job.
If you know me, and especially if you work with me, you'll know why this is so thrilling to me. I am all about the art in the workplace--the inserting of my creative bits into an otherwise dull, lifeless job. And this zine I got (which was free when I asked for it but now costs a small bit, sorry) has all these little tidbits on how to own up to your creative side.
When someone asks me what I do I tell them I'm a mom, and I work at ***bleeeeeeep*** but what I should say is that I'm a mom and an artist. Well, that's the idea, anyway...I don't have the nerve to do that yet since I really don't produce much art. But that's ok because the zine addresses that too. How to actually stop feeling guilty, sit down, and produce! Forget "I'm too tired!" Lots and lots and lots of famous, creative people have or had "real," day jobs and just because I don't sit around producing art full time and just because I collect a paycheck from the man doesn't preclude me from being an arteest. ;)
The other thing that is so exciting about this is I have two friends I am dying to pass the zine on to. I might even suck it up and pay money for them each to have a copy. Because while it is very tempting to just photocopy the dang thing a couple-a times, that would totally go against the whole artist-community vibe.
I have no idea when I became so bohemian. :) hee
*a song by Jars of Clay
Oh and by they way--I'm working on preparing this blog to take over from my BlogCharm account as main blog, because I'm sick of not being able to log onto BC. So I may be changing things around. Here's hoping I don't erase my entire blog in the process! Hang with me, k?