Thursday, April 10, 2008
Art & Reality TV
Wow, yesterday's You Tube video just disappeared so I deleted that post. Lucky those of us that got to see it before it vanished. So here's some more eye candy to replace it. Pellon asked me to make them some Lutradur samples to take with them when they make sales calls to places like Michael's and Joann because the buyers don't understand what it is. So here is the sample book I made for them. I used pretty basic techniques as they requested, "nothing too arty, the buyers are not necessarily artists or crafters." Still it takes me a while to figure out what to do and then to execute it. Nothing is ever really a "quickie." Nor should it be. As they say on those talent reality shows, each time you are on stage it must be the performance of your life. There's no slacking off. If you give, you give 100, no - 110% every time you perform. And creating art is a performance. Now I agree that not everything I do looks like I gave 110%, but I did. Each time I did the best that I could under the circumstances in the time allotted. We can't all be or make winners every time.
With this new day job babysitting Riley, I have been watching more TV. When you have a babe in one arm and a bottle in the other, there's not much else you can do during those 20 minute feedings. (Although I'm still trying to find a way to do something that doesn't require hands - any suggestions?) So yesterday I plopped down and turned the TV on. Someone had left it on BRAVO, so I ended up watching Step It Up & Dance. American Idol, Project Runway for dancers. OK, now listen. I really do like these reality talent shows and I'll tell you why. They are all artists trying to make a dream come true. I can relate to that. The situations are manipulated, the camera is always running and sponsors and networks control more than we know, but ultimately, in the end, these are real people who earned their spots with hard work and talent, artists working hard, busting their a*#, to follow their dream. Would you measure up were you given that chance of a lifetime?