Little kids are really fun to work with, at least when you get to draw with them and joke around. At my last kid related job, it was awful. I felt like I was always being the bad cop. That’s cuz art wasn’t allowed at that job.
Moral of the story: ART IS MAGIC
I’m not as cool as Jess, I can’t just notice and keep going…
I’m like, OMG, that’s so-and-so, I HAVE TO SAY “HI”
And then I’m having this internal battle between “oh, I shouldn’t bother them” and “when will I ever get a chance to meet them again? I should take advantage”
Eventually, I’m so anxious and neurotic, that I end up missing my opportunity and so I never meet them.
I’ve only met Sondre Lerche a few times, Bret and Jemaine (though it was a signing, so there was no anxiety to go up and talk to them, I just got in a line), also met the Shins at a signing, and once, I saw Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal, but I just pointed and smiled at them like a huge nerd.
I’ve seen Joel Gion from Brian Jonestown Massacre, but I was too scared to talk to him since he was working (he worked at Amoeba San Francisco) And I’m pretty sure I saw Channing Hansen at Amoeba Hollywood.
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It’s only 2 classes a week (2 hours long each) to start, but I’ll be helping kids learn how to draw now.
I feel like after all the bad luck I’ve had with jobs, I’m starting to get more and more cautious about how happy I get when something like this happens. It does sound like a fun gig though, and it’s relevant to my career goals (finally!) so, I’m happy, even though it does mean that I need to keep looking for jobs because obviously it’s not enough hours. I do feel like it gives me some freedom to do other things like internships and art/craft fairs, so that’s cool.
It’s like, “Hey, you’re an artist, you makes stuff? Why don’t you make this big elaborate thing that has nothing to do with any thing you’re interested in or experienced in working with, you’ll make big bucks!”
I’m like “Arghahfhafhas! Go away!!” But then it’s my dad, so I can’t tell him to go away.