Body for Life, the Universe, and Everything

Being a description of the author's thoughts on the experience of participating in the "Body for Life" Challenge, questions of great philosophical import, and randomly selected topics of no significance whatsoever

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Location: Missouri, United States

In no particular order, I'm a professional lettering artist, a yoga practitioner, a cat lover, a vegetarian, a reader of everything from books to cereal boxes, married to a very attractive guy named Tom (nope, no kids), an exercise enthusiast, and a lot of other things I don't care to admit in a public forum. I have a BS in applied math that I haven't used in over 10 years, and I can put both feet behind my head. What else would you like to know?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Why librarians are like God

For some time now (as in, several years) I have been wanting to break into the wonderful world of exhibiting in art fairs in order to sell my work and hopefully actually show a net annual income of more than three figures. (You think I'm kidding? Wanna see my 1040 Schedule C?) I finally realized that one of the big problems I was having was uncertainty about what to do. I don't mean creating the art, or finding art fairs--I have a handle on that (although I could be doing better on the getting-my-creations-out-of-my-head-and-onto-the-paper business, but that's not the primary issue here). The problem is that I am mystified about what exactly I need to buy and how I go about preparing to exhibit at a fair, which is undoubtedly different than the bridal fairs I'm used to exhibiting in. I tried searching the internet, which normally gets me more information than I know what to do with, but this time no matter what keywords I searched, nothing was giving me the sort of results I was looking for. Solving this conundrum puzzled me for a while until finally it struck me--ask the reference desk at the library! Those people know EVERYTHING, or if they don't, they know how to find it out! (Don't ever mess with a librarian, because anything they want to do to you in revenge, they can figure out before you can say "electronic card catalog.")

So today's adventure involved doing just that, and I came home with a foot-high stack of books with titles like "How to Make a Living Selling Your Art." Bull's-eye! God bless capitalism and American ingenuity!