The best reason I can think of to make some art. My favorite line? "So when you're old you can blow some whippersnapper's mind." Cheers!
I've been working in pink lately, without really knowing it. Yesterday I was working on that top painting and I stopped and looked around at how much pink I've been making lately. And I felt kind of like hiding it. Now why is that? Pink is one of those colors that has SO many associations, and most of them are sugary sweet and girly childlike, right? But pink is a color I often work with, and I'm really noticing, now that I'm noticing, how much I have always worked with pink. An artist friend once told me emphatically that she DOES NOT WORK IN PINK. I asked her why not because she said it in such a way that it made me think she thought working in pink would be "weak". She couldn't really answer. She just laughed and said she left that to other girls! Hmmm. I feel a show theme coming on involving the maligning of the color pink. In my own case I would have to say pink is versatile and powerful. I don't think what I paint in pink is weak or "girly". But it would be interesting to explore where this bias comes from and how pervasive it is. Any thoughts?