Thursday, August 18, 2016
Selling Art and Aluminum Cans
Well well well what do we have here? Another hands in the air glam-pose? Just what I always wanted! That's OK I'll fix it somehow.Even though it was just a 3 minute gesture sketch I really liked the rhythm of the pose all except for that hand on her head. Maybe if I'd given her a hat and had the wind blowing so it looks like she's keeping her hat on and her skirt down, but I didn't think of that. Maybe next time, I'm sure there'll be a next time. This is the same model who did the same hand-on-the-head thing in my earlier post "posing naked on a crocodile". It seems to be a pet peeve of mine, but that's the beauty of it, it's my art all I have to do is change it.
So I changed it. In this case I didn't come up with a clever solution, I just deleted it.
Notice her dress has some more of those swirly patterns like I showed yesterday. I like recycling things it's a theme in my life.
When I was a kid I gathered aluminum cans to sell. It was my first source of income and my first taste of financial independence. I did it again recently when money got tight. It's not a bad choice if you're out of work, you can be your own boss and set your own schedule. You probably can't make it work if you are homeless and pushing a shopping cart, but if you have both a bicycle and a car with a bike rack you can make at least equal to minimum wage. Carry your bike to street corner, ride around picking up cans. Deposit the bags in the car, ride to another street corner and do it again until the car's full then go cash in. You're limited only by your own speed and determination.In fact as unglamorous as it was it was still an easy fit for an artist because I could choose not to do it anytime I wanted and pick it up again any time I wanted so there was no threat of getting fired or losing clients like you'd have in most lines of work.