EAT.SLEEP.CREATE. SARAH DAY-SHORT
Today is finally the day I get to share this interview with all of you. I have a personal relationship with everyone I've interviewed so far but it's different with Sarah. We were brought together by a job that we both stayed in far longer than we had planned. It was a job that had us getting up before the sun and talking to people way more than we wanted to. You know the job. That place... the place with the siren who calls to everyone at one time or another. The siren who doesn't let you go once you agree to work there.
Sarah is that rare friend I have who is chasing the same things in life as me. The same need to be creative lives in her. The same desire to be self-employed. The same fears, frustrations, and uncertainties. When I'm having a particularly difficult time on this journey of art and creativity, Sarah is that person I know I can meet up with to talk it all out. She gets it. She's in it too. We both left that job around the same time and started making bigger moves toward artistic independence.
I hope you enjoy listening to this episode of Eat.Sleep.Create as much as I enjoyed creating it. Sarah and I got to talk about fear, vulnerability, what it's like to quit a steady job and pursue art full-time, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, money, and so much more. We talked about the struggles surrounding pricing your own work and what that has looked like for Sarah with her belief that art should be affordable and also her need to pay her bills. We talked about the amount of energy it takes to create and how that can be really hard to produce as an introvert. I'll stop telling you what we talked about now and you can just go listen and hear for yourself.
After you've had a listen you should go check out her work. Sarah is an amazing painter and you can find her work on Instagram, Facebook and her website. If you're in the OKC area you can also check out her work in person at UCO'S Mitchell Hall Theatre, and the Leslie Powell Gallery through the end of October and on November 5th at the Sheridan Exchange. Oh and hey with the holidays coming up, don't forget to add local art to your list! Sarah does commissions, just shoot her an e-mail to find out more!