Signs you are an artist….

This humorous list was written by Marion Boddy-Evans.  These are my favourites from her list of 50 signs…

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Guido Mieth/Taxi/Getty Images

You Must Be An Artist If …

  • You stay awake late at night wondering how to render on canvas the dimly lit shapes and the shadows in your room.
  • You carry pencils instead of pens.
  • You were more concerned about the colour of your car than the fuel consumption
  • The highlights in your hair are from your palette and not Clairol.
  • You butter your toast with your fingers, just to feel its texture.
  • You are over age 50 and still have no health insurance.
  • You know what shade of green the lichen on the trees is.
  • You’re late for a date because you suddenly knew exactly what that detail of your latest painting needed and just had to fix it while it was fresh in your mind.
  • You know more than 28 colours.
  • You paint more than you talk.
  • You chose to buy that new Russian Sable Number Six Round Brush instead of a Big Mac, a large fry, a milkshake, dessert, and five gallons of petrol.
  • You explain your deplorably bad housekeeping by saying, “it’s a work-in-progress…”
  • You do judge a book by its cover.
  • You purchase a ton of books, and most are blank inside.
  • You bought paint instead of food!
  • You’re in love … with your studio.
  • You think colors look good together that other people don’t.
  • You draw all the time – even without pencil or pen – just with your eyes.
  • You never look at a person’s face as a whole. You break it up into shadows and values, lines and shapes, and think how they would look on a canvas.
  • There are Prussian blue fingerprints on your phone. 

    That last one is my favourite!  The  Full list of 50 signs, viewable at:


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