Art Major: Homework; these twenty sketches and these four color comps and this painting and this self portrait and mount this 3D piece and find all this reference. Oh, and it’s all due tomorrow? Bring it.
The General Public: Art is for slackers and people too lazy to get real jobs.
Husband once looked over at me while I was cutting an intricate chrysanthemum design on a crumpled robe within an 8x10 woodcut and said: “Wow, I’m glad I picked an easy job… like science.”
He works in a hospital, testing organs for transplantation. He has a hundred facts about infectious diseases and blood types and parasites and every category of ‘goop’ that the human body secretes, excretes, and refills itself with on a regular basis (and it will drive him bananas that I just called it all ‘goop’ :P). He helps save lives.
But he calls his job ‘easy’ after watching me do mine. <3
If only that were the *norm.*