Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to kill an artist

Two examples:
  • A little girl, standing in the Farmer's Market on a Sunday morning, proceeds to sketch the fruit stand on her drawing pad. Her mom, leans over, looks at the sketch says, " That is great, Sweetie, why dont you label the fruits?", thereby killing the artist, making her a draftsman.
  • A woman in comfortable jeans settles in to take a picture, squinting, adjusting, waiting for the rare moment, when a passerby says helpfully, "You want a picture with you in it?", thereby reducing the artist to a tourist.


Blogger Surabhi said...

So very True. And the other day, in my building I saw a dad taking his, prolly 8 year old daughter to an art class. He said
"When you grow big , people will pay huge amounts of money for your paintings"

2:51 AM  
Blogger Paul Goldberg said...

Regarding example 2: That's fair enough, if it was a compact camera.

1:45 AM  

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