It's not every day your picture gets in a national magazine. In my lifetime, it has happened three times. The first time was during my first job as a marketing assistant for a teen fashion magazine in New York. The model they had booked for a shoot on DIY hair highlights didn't show, so they grabbed me and off we went to the studio. The original magazine is packed away, but I did keep one of the "out-takes" after the stylist took out the hair barrettes and let me shake my hot-rollered head with abandon. The second time was a few years later, when I was plucked out of fashion show audience at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York for a hair and makeup shoot for the young woman's style magazine, Mademoiselle. And now, (GULP) I am one of those baby boomers in AARP. Is this a symbolic journey -- from teen model to elder? In any case, it's been, and still is, a great ride!
The AARP article is about encore careers - in my case - using my marketing career to help artists promote their work. I've written a book about how I used my professional skills to launch my art career, and I work with artists on developing their marketing strategies, websites, blogs and social media presence. A quote from the article sums it all up: "I've found the perfect job because I get to do everything I love."
Thanks for being a part of my adventures!
About the artist
Linda Rosso is a California artist who delights in the colors she sees out of the corners of her eyes. Read more...
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