One of the downs of being a freelancer is when people think you dont work at all.
They think you are Bruce wayne or something, normal people just looks at you and say: "so...you're basically unemployed all the time and live at expense of your parents".
i understand how people who isnt in the art/design industry can think like that, i guess many of them (not all) just see work like dressing up, goin to an office to work from sun to sun, doing shity tasks they hate, just to come home to sleep and wish for an early saturday, so, anyone not doing that is simply a parasite.
Anyway, im cool with that, if i have had chosen a different life style, maybe i'd be one of those people, who knows.
What bothers me, is when friends or close people, think that.
I work mostly at night...all night, until 8 am, and i have a 9 month old son, so...even if i wanted to, there's not much time to rest, and when you decide to become a freelancer to pay bills then shit gets serious, because its not like when you live with your parents where you have food and free internet, and work is only to pay stuff you want, like an xbox and shit like that, its not like setting aside work to draw personal stuff whenever you feel bored...it isnt like: "yeah, work will come in time yay!"...NO, its not like that, you have to constantly look for it, and if you dont have then you just do something else, but you have to be allways aware that you are your own boss and no one is gonna find jobs for you.
and when your friends dont take that serious...it really sets me off.
It is quite dissapointing and sad.
Im sick of people thinking they can just dispose of my time as if i had nothing to do...im not prancing arround, telling people where i work, with whom i work, WHEN im working...its not me, shit, I have 24 and i have never cared about publishing my own artwork anywhere (i just started this year), all i have published is thanks to friends or invitations i never asked for (wich i appreciate tons) and i dont even make a fuss about it, i recently (less than a month ago) did my Artistic facebook and besides DA, has allways been the only social network i use to promote my work...do you think im the type of person who will just say HEYYY, IM WORKING ON A MAGAZINE FOR A TACO RESTAURANT IN MY CITY! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!
NO. im not saying that whomever does that is wrong, not at all, but that's just me, i dont talk about the boring part of my work, wich is everything exept drawing.
Most of My friends know my working hours, mostly cause they want to call home and know when im awake (usually i sleep from 8am to 1pm, cause i have to take care of my son when my husbands goes to work) and they know what i do for living...many of them respect that and find my lifestyle weird, but they respect it anyway...some others dont, some others just choose to toss everything i say into the trash bin and act like if i was fucking Athina onassis, living like a nearly homeless person just by choice.
They do things, and say things that makes me feel bad, like if everything i do was just pointless and had no value. I dont care about what other people say about me, but what my friends think and say do matters.
Sorry...i dont know what i just said but i had to say it, since it happened today :/