A couple weeks ago, I was asked by a friend to help her son’s cub scout den earn their art badges. An art badge to me means “artist” and for some reason I barely even think of myself as an artist. I create everything on a computer, so I couldn’t possibly be an artist. Wow…where has my open mind gone? I was asked to talk to the boys about careers in art. After I got my open mind back, I had no problems thinking about careers in art. I actually had a problem stopping the list! We talked about a typical paint artist, book illustrators, graphic artists (me!), interior designers, architects, how chefs truly use artistic ability to design plates of food, and how basically everything you see was created by an artist in one way or another. Oh, and as they were 9 year old boys, we had to talk about video game designers, of course!
I’ve spoke to many organizations about marketing and websites, but this is my very first time with 9 year old kids. It was truly an honor to see such amazing gentlemen being raised. This boys were polite and respectful, which is more than we can say about most adults watching speakers…you know who you are! Needless to say, I’m proud to know that children are learning about different career paths at such a young age, and I’m proud to know we are going to have some amazing gentlemen in our future. Way to go parents!