Thursday, May 3, 2007

Art & Life are NOT one, Or Maybe They are


My house isn't painted purple, I don't wear a tutu around the house, and my car doesn't have Barbie heads glued all over...

I keep my art separate. I have two boys, and with my husband that makes three. Being the only girl, and an introvert (in a small house) makes it so that I'm more likely to retreat into my art as a means of escape. And as a way to stay connected with myself. I keep my art to myself.

Do I want my Art & Life to be one? Maybe a little more so. Maybe I might mosaic the mailbox this summer. Maybe I'll wear the burgundy velvet spaghetti strap dress around the house (over pants; I've always liked that look). Maybe I'll even have the boys paint those ancient fake-Adirondack chairs...

There's wiggle room here. To let my life speak of my art a little more, while still retaining the distance and privacy I so desperately need. Maybe the sub-heading of this blog ought to read differently. "Art & Life Are Not One at the Moment, But That Could Change".

There. Now I've got to go put on my burgundy velvet dress.

3 comments:

zignorp said...

What no tutu??? I think it's mandatory.
Isn't there a law for artists?

Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

No tutu law. But there may be something on the books about the Barbie vehicle; I'll have to check.

Kristen Schwartz said...

I already checked on the Barbie thing. You are art. You don't need to embellish if you don't want to....but it is awfully fun!!!