With the unemployment rate at 8% or whatever it is right now, it’s probably unseemly for me, a working person, to bitch about the vagaries, annoyances, inconsistencies, and aggravations of art modeling bookings and the business aspect of this profession. So I won’t. Because if I start I won’t be able to stop, and this blog post will quickly take on the form of a rant 😡 Let me just say that this business runs fairly smoothly about 75% of the time. But the other 25% can drive you absolutely mad, especially in the summer when work is scarce, models are panicky, and model coordinators are, for some reason, more befuddled and forgetful than usual. It all makes for a good recipe for stress.
But we’ll get into a discussion of working as a freelancer (aka “independent contractor” ) and the unpredictability that comes with it, another time. Right now I really need to relax and de-stress. The glass of red wine on the table next to me will surely contribute to the de-stressing goal :takes long, luxurious sip of pinot noir: Aaaahh 🙂
Carl is one of the most delightful people I’ve ever met and has been drawing and painting me for a couple of years now in private art groups. He did this drawing of me today and I thought I’d post it here. Perhaps unbeknownst to Carl, he seems to have captured a bit of my tense mood and lingering work frustrations. The standing pose was my choice. Body language speaks volumes, right?