Ditching the Corporate Suits – Day 5

Serena Kovalosky working in outside studio

[Today’s photo for Day 5 of the 365 Days Project is Serena Kovalosky working in her “outside” studio.]

After spending 18 years in the corporate world, I traded power suits for paint-spattered jeans and stuffy board rooms for an airy artist’s studio. This next reason why I love being an artist may have more to do with the fact that I’m female than an artist. But here it is, anyway.

#5 – I can wear whatever I want in my studio. 

When I left the corporate world to become a full-time artist, the very first thing I did was throw away my nylons. (Yes, we still wore nylons in those days.) Then I got rid of all my corporate-looking suits. And I reveled in the fact that I could wear anything I wanted in my studio. Or wear nothing at all. (I did try that once, just to see. It did nothing for my creativity and I ended up with paint and plaster in unmentionable places.)

The best part is: I still get to satisfy my need to “get dressed up” once in a while during my exhibition openings…..and I can wear all the funky things that might not be welcome in a corporate environment. It’s a perfect balance.

Serena Kovalosky with artwork
Serena Kovalosky with “Casting off the Image”

The 365 Days Project

In 2012, Serena Kovalosky committed to writing an article a day for 365 days as an exploration into the lives of artists and the value of creative thinking in our society.

Experience the full evolution of the project! Click below to read the entire collection of articles.
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