When I told Beth that I wasn't going to have an 'about the artist' thing up at my show she said I needed to and volunteered to write one for me. I hate doing stuff like that and would just as soon skip it so I jumped at the chance to not have to. I told her she could use the one from my website and add some stuff to it. I had to share the resulting e-mail interactions with you.
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:45:04 +0000
the bio on your website is quite short. is there anything else you'd like to add, or anything about this show in particular that you could put in?
i was thinking something like this:
This is Natasha Lawyer’s first art show, and she is thrilled that you have decided to stop by. When she is not busy working in her studio or creative journaling, Natasha can be found spending time with friends, drinking tea, and shaping young minds in her job as a substitute teacher! Natasha’s art is formed out of a desire to communicate her observations of the world around her to passers by. She hopes that her pieces will touch your heart, as they have touched hers during the creative process. If you would like to learn more about the inspirations behind the art, please feel free to contact Natasha.
Okay, so I am totally kidding and promise not to write anything like that. I PROMISE.
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:58:56 +0000
Oh my gosh, I didn't read that description the first time around. A - MAZE - ING Um other things to say, honestly? No idea...
Natasha Lawyer is an Edmonton based artist who likes Starbucks, emotional eating, sleep deprivation and whining about her unemployment and artistic struggles. She spends most of her time chained to the table in her basement studio too overcome with self-inflicted guilt and stress to come up for air. Inventing Excuses is an exhibition of Natasha's studio work over the past six months. Many of her pieces deal with issues of transcendence and the human struggle for understanding. She has a passion for trees and other cheesy crap and hates writing about herself. Natasha's ideas come to her just as she's falling asleep, driving back from Calgary listening to the Backstreet boys or hanging out with elementary school kids.
This is why I didn't want to write it. Maybe you could describe what I do or something? Describe my work... process, I dunno. I kind of actually like the last line, ha.
Maybe we should write it so it's a super pretentious joke, asgmhg juhh I suck.
Artist, Illustrator & Teacher of many things.
www.prettysketchy.typepad.com (art blog)