[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.
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.