Edith Mcclure, 22 years old
I'm not going to teach you Photoshop. I am not photoshopping your head onto someone else's body either. Or drawing your portrait. When I'm with you, I don't want to look at your likeness, I want to actually be with you. Don't assume our jobs are easy. Creative work is actually the hardest a lot of the time because our success and failure is a matter of someone else's opinion, not hard facts, numbers, and spreadsheets.
What is an artist? Well, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, an artist is defined as an individuals who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. All individuals that have a great amount of passion for creating new things that speak to the masses rather through oral or visual interpretations. From visual artists to performing artists, art is everywhere you look and as a culture we crave it in the exact way we crave companionship. Let's be honest, we all find the dark brooding behavior of an artist dating an artist is hard be rather attractive.
We are both San Francisco-based artists. Heather Day is a painter, and Chase McBride is a musician. After dating for six months, we took a trip to London to make work in a shared space.
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Artists are just like every other people on the planet. Admittedly, everyone has the potential to be an artist. However, only those who choose to be artists and commit to their work can truly claim the title. In terms of relationships, they love just as much as the next person. The only difference is that being an artist means that your personal life becomes a huge part of your work. Aside from that, an artist has no schedule — technically. When inspiration strikes, there are no time-cards, logbooks or overtime pay. Their world is as crazy as ours, but they have the means to make something out of that craziness. The best we can do as observers is revel in their whirlwind lifestyle, catch them when they feel like falling and enjoy the happiness and intensity that goes with dating powerful personalities like artists. You should date an artist because they can love too.
We see things a little differently than the average person. Something that may be insignificant to you is what draws us in and makes us look closer to find its beauty. We like pretty things, what can I say? We search for potential in every date we go on. We want someone who understands the heart of us. Because our work requires us to plan and conceptualize our pieces in advance, we try to do the same with our communication. If we have a partner who hurts us in a fit of anger, it can be hard to let go. Our first instinct is to take the scorn as the truth, even if later reconciliation reveals otherwise.
I'm dating a great guy--cute, sweet, courteously. He's a songwriter who's had significant success. The problem is, in my opinion, his music is just schlock. The public seems to eat it up but his music seems so cliched to me.