Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Does Everyone Really Want To Be An Artist? I Don't Think So.

Here's an entertaining essay from Garrison Keillor, of Salon.com.
You may know Mr. Keillor from his many books, or (I just love it!)NPR's "Prarie Home Companion".Enjoy, and be sure to read all the letters posted!
Peace, kids.


an average patriot said...
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an average patriot said...

I fancied myself a bit of an artist as a kid but no, some never even give it a thought. I love listening to stories of the elderly like his mother. They had such interesting life's good or bad!

Lisa Allender said...

Hmmmmm.wonder who posted, and then deleted(?)
Average Patriot--I think many bloggers are artists;the ones who I read all seem to write poetry, be very spiritually aware and write creative non-fiction, or they chronicle stories.
Yeah, the old-timers(like Garrison Keillor's mom) all seem to have the best stories, fer sure!

Marianna said...

I believe that there is a little artist hidden on all of us.

In others that little artist grows fast and is eager to be 'seen' by the world. In others he/she is shy and revealed in special occassions and sometimes...well, he/she doesn't care to come out lol

Greetings from Greece Lisa :-)

an average patriot said...

Lisa that was me that deleted because of typo's, sorry!

Lisa Allender said...

Marianna--Hi there, Greece. Indeed, everyone has an artistic side--the only difference with "bona-fide" artists is that a true artist is not so concerned with what others think of her/him, and will risk "ridicule" to express herself/himself.An artist MUST express herself/himself, whereas others may "choose" whether to do so.
I like your comment about sometimes one "doesn't care to come out[to play]". ;)

KATE EVANS said...

We saw him live last year...love the guy.

I definitely romanticize the life of an artist ... whenever I've been teaching too much and grading too many papers, especially!

Lisa Allender said...

Kate--Hi there. Artists are the best teachers!