Have you ever taken one of those left brain/right brain tests on the internet? Supposedly, creative and artistic types are right-brain dominant. But not me. Every test I take (and I have now taken many) always score me at exactly 50/50. Wierd, right?
And even stranger, I am left-handed and paint with my left hand. But do all of my computer work with my right hand, including Illustrator and PhotoShop.
My mom just nicely told me, as moms can, that she has always thought I am OCD. An OCD artist. That explains a lot. Painting is the only time that me right-brain takes over completely, which is why I am addicted to it. It calms me down.
Anyway, as a result of this divisive brain-cleaving, I am a list-maker. After a short life-hiatus (of 20+ years) I dusted off the fine arts degree, set up a studio in my garage, and . . .yes, made a list. How do I go about making a career as an artist?
I had read somewhere that a week-long study with an artist in your field can equal to a year in the studio alone. Makes sense. So I researched who I wanted to study with.
- After 3 years, and acceptance into 6 consecutive exhibits, I have earned my signature status for the Georgia Watercolor Society.
- Next up: the Southern Watercolor Society
- And my ultimate goal: Signature Status in either the NWS or AWS