Painting Is My Livelihood

Summer Day at M’s

Katrina’s Story:

One of the first questions people ask me when they find out I’m an artist is “How long have you been painting?” It always makes me try to count backwards and figure out how long has it been, really? I usually say about 30 years but thinking back it was even earlier. Continue Reading…

Committed To The Art Of Writing Is My Livelihood

Paul’s Story

I particularly like the title of this blog – Livelihoods – in how it reflects the artistic attitude and the artistic challenge. Pursuing one’s livelihood is an act of securing all the necessities of life. For many authors and artists, it is difficult to do that in a single career or a single passion. Continue Reading…

Looking is my Livelihood

Feature Image: Daisy Bullseye , 2013, pastel , 34×34

 

Burble, 2012, pastel, 42x40

Burble, 2012, pastel, 42×40

Kristin’s Story

I was raised by parents who were scientists and seekers, and who quietly encouraged me to recognize the expansiveness of everyday life. For our family, the joy was in the discovery rather than the containment. Continue Reading…

Arts Education Is My Livelihood

Tom’s Story
At Metropolitan Community College, we believe creativity drives job creation, produces workforce growth, and fuels economic development. That’s why our visual arts classes combine creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship._DSC1105

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