THE ART ANGEL – My Favorite Jobs

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 everyone pretty much! 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. 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!

Thanks For Visiting!!

Take Care!

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THE ART ANGEL ~ HEAVEN

SMILEY FACE SKY by Bethann Shannon 2008150-dpi-etsy-frida-by-bethann-shannon-001.jpg

I love the SKY!

The sky is HEAVENLY!

 I live for clouds!

 Each sky I see is a work of art, each with a feeling, each with a story…

some filled with intense drama!

 Some simply like a storybook!

I find great happiness gazing at the sky.

It almost feels like a longing !

When I was 21 I was a flight attendant for TWA.

 It was my favorite job ever…because of the sky !

(and I also love people)…

I was thrilled and excited to be up there! So beautiful!

I found abundant joy in that job…

then I was laid off.

Now, I look up everyday and still think Heaven is just Heavenly!

I paint it when I can and love the painters who paint it well, like Magritte,

and my artist father Joe Shannon…

I started taking daily pictues of the sky this month

and will start a collection of excellent skies!

The 2 places I lived or visited that had the best skies was in

MONTANA, which is called “BIG SKY COUNTRY”…

and ASHEVILLE, NC, called “Land Of The Sky”…

both places had breath taking skies

that put you in a total humble state of AWE!

Third up for me would be San Francisco…

amazing drama with the clouds & fog over Golden Gate Bridge!

OH! THE SKY!

“SIGH”

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