Re: re: Ginette's career in art
> "Some of my students had already gone to traditional career counselors andJust a quick note, on a completely un-polyclay related note.
> had been disappointed [sound familiar??]. . .Artists and other innovators
> face substantially different obstacles in creating a career.
> Old-fashioned career advice is largely irrelevant. People who want to
> live a creative life must create their lives in entirely their own way."
Careers advisors don't seem to be any better at technical careers.
Only about 10 or 12 years ago at school I got completely blanked
on wanting a career to do with computers (a passing fad that would
never last...). The advisor had a list of my school grades and a list
of professions and was trying to tell me to be an accountant, an
actuary or a translator. Now I'm a happy software engineer,
internet bod and web bod and am glad I never took their advice and
went in for actuary work (which has largely been overtaken by
computers I believe :-) )
Do whatever makes you happy, try to pay the rent, and you'll find
the pot of gold at the end of your own personal rainbow! (or
something, I seem to have gone all philosophical, mumble, mumble)
There must be some good careers advisors somewhere?
> Hope it makes you feel better.Makes me feel better, Suzann!
ObPolyClay: Just got my UKPCG newsletter, haven't had a chance
to read it all yet, but the colour pictures are lovely. You're all so
clever, I'm in awe!
+ Kirsty Darbyshire +
+ kirsty@... *Loquax* +
+ Competitons, Games, Postcards +
+ http://i.am/kirsty/ http://www.loquax.com/ +
- Hi Suzann.
Today I've been going thru my e-mails, picking out all the instructional information and setting it aside in my special folder. I opened this email, my first thought was, oh my I haven't written to anyone for a while what could this be? After reading I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Suzann and Everyone you are so wonderful in your support of my dilemma. I was very upset for a long while, I even stopped sculpting (for just a short time), but all of you have shown me a lot and I can only hope that I'm able to repay you some day with the same support or whatever. Maybe come to Canada, I'll show you around! I am trying to create my own creative life/career (thanks you all of you and my very dear husband).
To all of you - if you ever think that your words sometimes go unheard or you are feeling low, please believe me they are heard AND appreciated! More than you know. Kirsty, I admire you for standing your ground and not listening. I'm trying to take the same path.
Now I'm babbling, etc. Yes you certainly did make my day today Suzann. I will have a new Father Christmas up on my site soon. I'll let everyone know and maybe you can let me know how I'm doing. <g>
Best wishes to Everyone Everywhere
INSPIRATION IS JUST A GLANCE AWAY
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK
Always, Ginette Rae
----- Original Message -----
From: Suzann Thompson <suzannt@...>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 1:51 PM
Subject: [UKPolyClay] re: Ginette's career in art
> From: suzannt@... (Suzann Thompson)
> Hi Ginette.
> I read something today that reminded me of your experience with the
> so-called career professional. It's a quote from 'Creating a Life Worth
> Living' by Carol Lloyd. Her book guides creative folks through the process
> of developing a career for themselves. Here's the quote:
> "Some of my students had already gone to traditional career counselors and had been disappointed [sound familiar??]. . .Artists and other innovators face substantially different obstacles in creating a career. Old-fashioned career advice is largely irrelevant. People who want to live a creative life must create their lives in entirely their own way."
> Hope it makes you feel better.