|Judy, Judy Judy…Takács|
And, even though I’m dropping his name from my facebook profile, I am totally keeping him!
We are happily settling in to our new empty nester-dom, resurrecting the candle light dinners we used to have 24 years ago, eating al fresco on the deck, traveling and really enjoying each other’s company too. It’s awesome to find out that the man you love is also someone you really really like too!
24 years ago we brought home our first born and realized that from that point forward we were no longer just a couple…we were a family.
|Sweet Sloth…my oldest just before college|
|Silent Picture…a self-portrait of the artist Judy Takács|
But, this mouthful of a name was never intended to be said together or to be hyphenated. I really had two identities.
But then, facebook came along, and my two worlds collided. I saw that many of my married friends were using both their maiden and married names in their facebook profile so that kindergarten friends could find them, along with their new neighbor. So, I did the same.
- instagram: @judytakacs
- website: judytakacs.com and judytakacspaintspeople.com
- facebook page: Judy Takacs, artist and Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes
- blog: chickswithballsjudytakacs.blogspot.com
…I still sometimes see painting labels and artistic venues and art friends refer to me as Judy Pendergast or Judy Takács Pendergast. I bristle that the art identity I was trying so hard to define (Judy Takács the artist) wasn’t sticking. I even wrote a blog article for the Portrait Society of America about this predicament that many women artists have…I called it “Making a name for yourself when you actually have three.”
|Judy Takács as baby…with rattle…in crib|
Thank you for reading to the end and remembering that my facebook name from now on will be Judy Takács!