Re: [rumori] gifts

From: Bob Boster (
Date: Sat Apr 27 2002 - 09:21:52 PDT

At 08:39 AM 4/27/2002 -0700, you wrote:

>Artists, stop worrying about getting compensated. Art is a gift.
>Find another way to make money. Get a day job. Then stop

Interesting timing Steev, as I'm finding myself in another period of
straining on the bonds of work to get any art made. I would say, just be
careful you don't get too much of a day job...

Wouldn't it be interesting if there were people in the world who would make
jobs that they knew would be good day jobs for artists and state them as
such: requiring a lot of dedication and intelligence, but not necessarily
strict about time. Deadline oriented. Possibly somewhat brain -numbing
work that a true 'careerist' would be driven nuts by. Good benefits, but
maybe less focus on paycheck...

Be interested to hear what some non-Americans have to add on this
front. And for Philo to say what they do in Japan about this conundrum.


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