Saturday morning I travelled over to Fulwood Community Gardens in Liverpool to install my work.
I had a choice where I could put it as it was a fairly large space, so I decided to put it close to trees and bushes so it would blend in.
I didn’t really have the time to deliberate as I was heading over to a party at 3pm. I wouldn’t normally blog about my social life (Not that interesting) but conversations turned to work for some reason and as a couple of people were saying that they wouldn’t know what to do with themselves if they didn’t work, it really got me thinking.
What would I do?
If I didn’t work, I’d be in the studio EVERY day. If I didn’t feel like being there, I would be visiting every exhibition, going to artists talks… I could think of a million things to do.
We’d all been to school together and although we’d kept in touch (Christmas cards , an occasional email and more recently Whattsapp) We hadn’t actually met for many years. We’d gone in totally different directions.
As we were shown round a newly installed bathroom that probably cost a year of my pay, I wondered where I would be now if I’d followed the path my teachers had tried to send me on. Being good at Maths, I should have chosen Accounting , banking or something along those lines. My teachers were exasperated.
I could be sitting here now in a big house with several bathrooms…. rattling around with nothing to do.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be on more money but I think there’s huge advantages of following the path we have decided to go on. Despite having times when we don’t feel creative, we are always looking…. always thinking.