Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Being an Artist

Today I heard about a new film titled "Who Does She Think She Is ?" , that has just come out about being a woman in the arts. I am hoping that I can actually see the film some time soon, but for now I just wanted to alert my blogging visitors about the new film and how it might explain a bit how I feel being a woman artist. In my artistic life I can attest to the fact that there is a different standard for male and female artists. [I guess as there is in all aspects of career endeavor.]

I am not a feminist ...but where art is concerned ...now and throughout history...women have had a hard row to hoe to make it to the top in what is seemingly a man's world.

OK.......that being said.....take a gander at the film's website........and I would be interested in hearing how others feel about this subject?!

On another note:

My sister has been with me for two awesome weeks of bonding and talking about old times. She lives in California..and we haven't been together for two years. When she came over two years ago to spend time with me ...I had a stroke......and so Sonia, my sister, spent her vacation here in Maine taking care of my house and pets while I was in hospital in Portland, Maine. It wasn't a very good time for either of us! But this time we have spent time driving around Maine and reveling in the fall colors and eating lobster and talking, talking, talking!

I haven't been working in the studio at all...but that's good too....Now I am looking forward to getting back to the paint and canvas. I have a refreshened "brain".


Lynn said...

hey Kathi, I never thought about it being difficult for women artists because I'm not one and because the only artists I know personally are women. But, it sure rings a bell because I always had the same issues with trying to balance horsewomen/mom/job outside the home and that was hard enough. It's hard to know who you really are on any given day. You've had double duty. My hat's off to you!

Kpeters said...

Lynn...let me tell you about it!! ;-)

The statistics are there for male and female artists...........

sad but true!