Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Artists Day

The artless are the ones that fund the arts !
If you ask yourself why ARTISTS (tattooists, painters,singers,dancers,musicians or anyone who falls under the artist category) charge "so much"... We don't get paid vacation, we don't get paid sick days, we don't get bonuses for outstanding performances nor for Christmas. We don't have insurance plans. We sacrifice our family on special days so that we can bring happiness to others. Illness or personal affairs are not excuses for a bad performance. Next time you ask, remember that ARTISTS are ARTISTS because of the love of music & art but that love doesn't pay the bills. Happy Artists Day!!!


  1. I need a "like" button for this post! <3

  2. Not only artists. I'm a freelance translator and I translate mostly technical texts on engineering -- nothing specially artistic about that, one would say -- and I'm often asked why I am so expensive (and I don't think I am, really). Most people just don't get that, apart from the reasons you listed, we are also constantly investing in equipment, training etc so we can always deliver the best results possible. Those things cost time and money. We have to earn enough money to pay the bills AND to invest in our professional growth as well, or we won't be getting anywhere.

    Anyways, happy artists day to all artists out there! I love your blog, Lauren.

    Cheers from rainy Belo Horizonte, Brazil