A Day In The Life Of An Artist

I’m waiting for Larry The Painter.  I know he has a last name but I can’t recall it.  I have branded him to his skill and he prefers it that way.  On my artist budget, well, hmm… let’s not go there.  Anyway, I decided to do repairs. I pay Larry what I can to help me sand, paint and repair my little crumbly abode.  I have learned a lot about fixing things and also about the magic of fixing a broken window or door, peeling off old paint and being in a room that is loved. I used to fall asleep on the rug of my studio and now I can honestly say, “I love my bedroom, which I will keep private from you dear reader, but am happy to share the progress of my bathroom”.

I will have to hang a picture!


What does this have to do with art.?  Well, as you can see there is a painting in progress here.   I think we are all a work in progress and we keep going until we are no longer here.  So,  strive to make changes and  paint a new picture.

Larry has just arrived and as he gets started, I must go pick up a couple paintings from an exhibition.  Life:  creating art, supporting artists, doing social media, drawing on metros, going to the dog park, doing odd jobs, doing commissions, doing art residencies, writing proposals, eating cookies, watching superhero movies, being grateful, appreciating the moon and the sun and a great slice of pizza,  showing in exhibits, seeing exhibits, going to talks and museums,picking up art,  dropping art off, constantly meeting interesting people, riding the metro, sketching on a bumpy train, hugging friends, family and dogs,  sitting on the beach, taking a long walk, paying bills from sold paintings, hanging out with art friends, losing people, gaining people, getting hurt, sharing victories, loving other people’s successes,  walking my dog Pickles, hugging my son, and being a work in progress.  Life is GRAND.

Author: jodibonassi

I am a Los Angeles native. Really! Born in DTLA! My works lead the viewer into a dialogue about the connections and differences between people in contemporary times. The rich cultural diversity inspires me to look at the sometimes momentary but intense relationships experienced by people passing through or living in the urban environment. I am a metro queen, riding the rails and using my countless sketches and photographs for painterly portraits of people and creatures in an urban milieu.

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