On being an artist....about once a month, someone says to me, "You're an artist! Wow! I'm so jealous. That must be soo relaxing!" If you are an artist, you will understand why I never know quite how to respond to this (usually I just smile) comment.
Recently returned from a short trip with my family to Italy and southern parts of Europe. I am still blown away by the quality and amount of classical art that seems to grace every church, villa, and public building we entered. The thought occurred to me - how will we look to our ancestors in 500, 1000, 2000 years? Will our art be relevant, beautiful, appreciated? it makes you think.