Today a lady from the "Duncan Banner" is coming to my house to interview two of my art students for an article in the local paper. Apparently, the DB does a regular monthly article on some member of the Duncan Art Guild. Although I am a member of the DAG, I do not read the DB, so I really have no idea how this will go. I assume they will take pictures of the girls and their art. All of this is to advertise for the upcoming art show (money is the bottom line). I did think it funny when a fellow memeber of the DAG (who coordinates the articles) said, "...and we will do one on you sometime, too." Like I care. Artist can be such a touchy group - jealousies abound. The DAG is a good group, basically . They put on art shows and bring in guest artists for workshops. I have my art buddies who are also members, but then there are the egos to deal with...I am just not willing to do it. Several times I have considered quitting the Guild because they are such an anal group of people. They make up rules just to break them for "special friends". Then they will stick to some other stupid rule as if it were from the Bible. I have to remind myself that they are really not SO bad, that they mean well, and that my students love to participate in the fall show. Does that mean I am using them for my own benefit? Maybe so. Do they use me? Of course.
All of this means I must clean my house - no wonder I am so gripy. This really will be a good thing for my students. They will get a kick out of it as will their parents. I really do not mind, and I don't mind the upcoming art show. I will let you know how it goes. In the meantime, I will put on my smiling face and work up my dog and pony show.