Sunday, October 04, 2009

800th Post



I digress from musing about art half-way ‘round the world to talk about art in my own hood. Curated a small show for my women’s group. As usual, no one sold anything (it was in an alternative space, not a gallery), but it was fun (can you tell I’m trying to convince myself fun is important?). I really don’t know what to do about all of us out of work and not selling, but that doesn’t seem to affect the quality of the work.
My own kid.02 had a small show of his masks outside on the sidewalk. He sold, $5 per mask. The lessons he learned were worth much more—that hard work can pay off, that others value what he creates, that he can overcome shyness. Plus people got some really cool Halloween masks.

2 comments:

MJS said...

I saw a guy down the street from your show that night with one of your son's masks- he was holding it up to his face and entertaining people with it.

...and of course fun is important. Beyond the basics of survival the only use for money is to set up the fun.

kloeamongtheturks said...

Setting up fun... yes, I'm a setter up of fun...
Very cool about the mask use, I'll tell my short artist.