Some people would say that a name is just a name. Shakespeare put it this way, “A rose by any other name is still a rose.” My friend, Funky Doodad, would disagree. One day, between classes, she said “You know, if I were to name you, I’d pick Venus Tuesday.”
As an artist and writer, Venus Tuesday likes to explore the creative edge… dabble in symbolism… and challenge the majority opinion. It’s better, she thinks, to be a memorable personality, to be someone that people can take or not as they choose. Some people don’t like her and that’s OK for Venus Tuesday. She understands that being different means accepting criticism and moving on.
Of course, there are drawbacks to having Venus Tuesday for a friend. She’s demanding. She expects your best effort even when you don’t want to give it. She doesn’t take no for an answer. There are days when she’s downright pushy. And stubborn! Yup, Venus Tuesday is a really annoying broad sometimes.
But … she’s also the one who made me get back on my horse when I got bucked off. She taught me how to teach art when I’d never taken an art lesson in my life. Thanks to Venus Tuesday, I welcomed the challenge of moving to a new province and re-creating my life.