Betty J. Slade

 

  • Walking In Their Shoes

    Has anyone walked a mile in your shoes? People love to judge your art. It makes them “in the know”. Whatever “in the know” is. Possibly they are just thinking out loud. Does an Artist want to be critiqued? I learned a very valuable lesson when I proceeded to tell another artist what she could do to improve on her art. I thought I was helping her but instead I quickly made an enemy. She left briskly, in a huff, and I felt poisonous darts aimed at me. Oh me, I don’t think she wanted to be…

  • Doing what they were created to do

    What is success to an artist? It is surprisingly different than many think. It’s not about money. Maybe that is why there are so many starving artists. It’s the love of the art that makes the artist give their lifetime to achieve success. Wealth can not be confused with money. The artist holds within them great ideas, creative power and visions beyond their time. This wealth can not be measured, bought, or hoarded, but must be shared with others. Most artists freely give of their gift …

  • Certainly an Odd Breed

    Have you met any interesting people lately? No? Then you haven’t met an artist. There are those artists you meet who hold your attention. They exude life and you have to know, see and share in their life. They have a lot of interests. They bring out things that you wished you had. Then there are those you meet, you roll your eyes and think to yourself, “you’ve got to be kidding.” Now they are really interesting. Of course, there are those artists who suck up the room with all their b…

  • You are in your own world, but I love you.

    The first inkling I had of an artist being difficult to live with was when my Albuquerque Gallery sponsored the Albuquerque Artist Guild and I asked the husband of an artist to speak on how it was to live with an artist. I thought it would be fun. His opening statement was, “It’s horrible!” It’s horrible? My mind was racing. What in the world was he talking about? His wife was fun, energetic, always up for an artist field day. Grant it, she was a little eccentric wearing a different color ha…


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