Why do I shy away from being an artist?  There is a perceived stigma in my mind that people will think I am a flake if I try to make a living through creating art.

I think art is one of the most valuable, instinctive and revealing things a person can create.  Humans have been creating art – in the form of music, dancing and painting since the neanderthal ages?  How is it that now that the young (in terms of evolution), destructive, modern human has decided producing and consuming goods is now a much more important and meaningful contribution to society?

Not a long post – this isn’t a fully developed thought for me.  I think this will be part 1, and I will come to it.

The painting is mine – you can see it and more of my art at http://septembersart.wordpress.com