Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up - by Malinda Welte

Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
Ok, I'm going to acknowledge, first, that I really don't want to grow up.

There. Now that that's out of the way, I do love being an Artist! With a capital "A." The photography I love, the painting I'm improving at, drawing I've rediscovered. Seeing. It's all about that. Watching my children play, seeing the forms of their hands, their expressions, the negative spaces between them, their toys. Things around me, flowers, buildings, my city (My City!). When my son goes to Kindergarten full time in a year and a half, I have to give up my time with him during the days. A Mother gets through that, he's growing so much now! But, also, I'll be expected to go find a "job." I'm sad about that. I have to find a way to convince the "Powers That Be" to convince my spouse that it's a good idea to let me stay the "Artist." I have some habits to modify, some ideas to implement...wish me luck!


caseytoussaint said...

Well, you recently sold a photograph to apretty important client if I remember correctly...that makes you a professional. Beautiful drawing too.

Africantapestry said...

Hi Malinda - you are what you decide to be...an Artist. Keep it up! Beautiful drawing.

jill said...

h-m-m-m, well, i've gone from working 2 full-time jobs last year to working 2 part-time jobs this year. the pay also went down in relationship to the hours -- but hubby likes seeing me so happy and creative. maybe you can use that line to keep on as "the artist"!

i'm LOVING it!