Since focusing on self-awareness these past couple months, I have had some crazy epiphanies. The most recent one: I am an artist! Yes, I actually just figured this one out.
If you have seen my work, you may be thinking – “Wait, What?!”
Yes, it is true that I:
- create art
- draw pictures
- use artist tools such as markers
I receive many sincere compliments about my “artwork” and my talents as an artist and illustrator. Most times I respond with a Thank You, BUT…
“I am not really an artist” or
“I don’t consider myself an Illustrator…”
Blah, blah, blah!
I may create artwork differently than what my brain associated naturally with art or illustration, but I am warming up to the new titles. Whatever the hang-ups in my mind (there were many) I am beginning to feel comfortable saying “I am an artist and illustrator!”
I solidified my comfort by recently becoming a member of GPAC – Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. I have worked with GPAC over the last few years and believe in their work. Now I can say that I am a member as well!
Sometimes the most obvious truths about our selves are so hard to see.
Where do you have trouble seeing the truths about yourself?
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