When I was younger I imagined that as a professional artist my time would be spent painting in a studio and then having wildly successful shows magically fall into my lap---don't laugh, I legitimately believe that was how it worked.The truth is that a lot of the artist's work doesn't happen in a studio. Most of the artists I know spend a large amount of their time networking, proposing, promoting, lecturing, and teaching. While sometimes it is pretty uncomfortable for me to self-promote I so enjoy the teaching and lecturing aspect of my chosen career. I get to share a love of art in a hand's on manner with people of varying degrees of experience and ability.
Today I am teaching a class on how to use acrylic inks. I am excited to share a new medium with people. I can't wait to learn from my students as everyone approaches a medium in a different manner. It is going to be a day of art for me as I also have my regular private lessons today as well.
I am so thankful that I have art as a way to connect with others. What is your special talent or talents? Do you share them with others?