Lately, I’ve been thinking about this wild ride called life and all the different jobs I’ve had to support me and my true love…ART!
My favorite jobs were…
1) TWA Flight Attendant ~ Wow, did I LOVE that job. It suited me perfectly because I love people…I actually love serving people & love talking with pretty much everyone ! Where else on earth can you find a job with so much diversity? I also love the sky & clouds and I love to travel! I had plenty of time off to make art & play…it was perfect! Sadly, we were laid off.
2) AMERICA’S MOST WANTED TV SHOW ~ Yes! I was a “Hotline Operator” for AMW. I am a child advocate & have tiger mother instincts when it comes to protecting children & always watched that show for that reason. When I heard they were looking for operators & I jumped right in! Met John Walsh a few times at the studio & Xmas party… what a wonderful, kind man he is! I absolutely love him! I know you can see me on one of the old re-runs. It was a great job but after a year I had to quit because I was getting too depressed…you really need a thick skin to listen to all those horrible stories. I am just too sensitive.
3) ANIMATION ~ I love animation! So much fun! I worked at Mill Valley Animation, painting Gary Coleman, Smurfs and Pac Man cartoons & on the movie “The Plague Dogs” , painting cells, old style with Nepenthe Productions. They were the same people who made “Watership Down”. I loved it & I absolutely love cartoon & animation people! Most animation is done on computers now! BooHoo!
4) WORKSHOPS & PAINTING FACES ~ I have several workshops I’ve created that combine art & movement. My biggest passion…I love to dance & paint! Eventually, I will be offering my “SOUL TREK” dance trance & “CANVAS DANCE” art & dance workshops in Seattle. Face Painting too! I can’t wait to paint some faces! YAY!
I am thankful for all the great non-art & art jobs I’ve had that have supported me to be creative. I’m learning now, how to animate my characters & hope to have them up on YouTube asap!
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4 thoughts on “THE ART ANGEL – My Favorite Jobs”
hey wild woman…i’m still wilder than you! if you care to meet a maine artist, let me know. thanks. R
Hey Ron! How are YOU!?! Your travels/ adventures? Your HOT glass? Still in the SW helping the mother unit. I’m starting to think that maybe you ARE way wilder than me! LOL! Safe & FUN travels! BON VOYAGE!
Amazing work life you’ve had Bethann. I think I vaguely remember that you were a stewardess/flight attendant but maybe that was really a false memory? At any rate, I did a search after seeing your energetic flossing on facebook to find a website to link to. I’m posting the floss on my blog and wanted people to come and find out more about you. sending lots of goodness Deirdre
Thanks Deirdre Fay! I love that you posted my work! I have had an interesting life and yes, I was a flight attendant at age 21,(briefly, as many of us were laid off). I did LOVE being in the sky & meeting all kinds of people…but ART was my calling! Making art is my life, my therapy, my love! You can see a lot of my work at http://www.flickr.com/theartangel/ Best Wishes to You Always Deirdre!