Day 269: Tower Meadow
I drove past a guy dressed as a banana waving a Jamba Juice sign today. It occurred to me that this guy probably works for the store and is most likely getting paid minimum wage as opposed to the $10-$16/hr most enthusiastic sign wavers garner (presuming they can move and shake like thissss..ssss!). It made me think of all the ridiculous demeaning crap I have had to do at various points throughout my “career” (i.e. 20+ random ass jobs before silicon valley sales opps), and I thought of how you really can’t complain because every job description includes that scotch-free disclaimer… “and other duties/tasks as assigned”.
It made me think of how interesting it would be to read a job description for the professional artist…
Wanted: Artist. Human society is seeking new artists to support its cultural relevance department! If you are skilled at presenting a unique point of view in forms of aesthetic value, interpreting characteristics of humanity in a meaningful/interesting way that connects with our viewers, and enjoy the freedom of working from home and the competitive thrill of a completely autonomous role, this opportunity is for you! Our best candidates thrive on rejection, are solid self-starters and are generally miserable if attempting to pursue anything outside of art. **Note: This position is COMMISSION-ONLY. You will be responsible for ALL EXPENSES- no exceptions.
- Create technically masterful, engaging/evocative original works of art on a daily basis
- Professionally photograph all artwork and post on website/blog
- Advertise/market these works through any and all available methods (this will include creating your own website and portfolio, seeking representation in galleries, online sales and in-person sales, including but not limited to paying fees for juried shows and art events)
- Create and adhere to operational budget as defined by the commission you make from your art sales
- Keep inventory of all works, supplies, marketing materials and sales
- Travel regularly to meet with potential clients
- Some recognizable skill with at least one visual art medium
- Ability to find useful inspiration from a source other than fear of debt
- Crazy awesome marketing genius the likes of which is generally restricted to millionaires like Tony Robbins
Personally, I would have said “NOPE!” as soon as I read the commission only part and went back to the search results. 😉
The miniatures continue today with “Tower Meadow”. I love how readily these types of scenes convert themselves into little compositions. The obtrusive cell tower provides balance and works well with the wood grain.