I am an Artist!

I promised some online artist friends that I would practice saying that. 🙂 Also, since I am declaring myself an artist (eek!), I started an Artist page on Facebook. Check it out and click the “Like” button if you’d like to get updates. There is even a brand new piece of art there that I haven’t shown here, yet. Or you can just wait and I’ll post it here late tomorrow or early Friday if you don’t want to bother with Facebook. Hopefully, I will have 2 new portraits to show before the week is up. The FB page won’t replace my blog (love my blog!) and I’ll still post all my art here, but it might be easier to chat with there. Stop by and let me know what you are working on.

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6 thoughts on “I am an Artist!

  1. Alicia A

    I wonder if part of the reluctance to call ourselves ‘artists’ comes from the fact that, in a macro way, the arts & creativity sort of don’t seem to be valued by the larger world? Nor are they really economically viable, unless a person manages to plug into the MFA VEnice Biennial hyper elite contemporary art scene, or manages to create a recognizable, easily marketable brand that somehow becomes a hit commodity – I wonder because I’ve been having the same sort of problem for like, ever, LOL, and only now that I have somehow consistently managed to sell stuff can I utter it without completely cringing inside…

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    1. admin Post author

      I think that really is a part of it, Alicia. The value of art is seemingly determined by the outside world and not the artist, and that value will be different depending on who you ask. Even many of the great masters were not considered great in their day, and did not gain any great wealth from their art in their lifetimes. A carpenter does not wait until he is turning out masterpieces at impressive prices to call himself a carpenter and I don’t see why artists should be any different. If we know in our hearts that an artist is what we are and what we have to be, and we are in the practice of producing art, whether for profit or not, we should call ourselves artists. Easier said than done, however!

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  2. Melisa Waldorf

    Yes you are an artist!!! Love all your journal pages. You are very talented. I recently took some decorative painting classes. Wish I were good enough to say I’m an “artist”, but maybe someday. I just read your comment that you left me on my blog and couldn’t remember if I ever responded. Our name is very unusual. I bet you get called Melissa all the time as well. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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    1. admin Post author

      Thank you! Actually, mine is pronounced like Melissa but I get called Mee-Lisa when people see it. How do you pronounce yours?

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    1. admin Post author

      Thank you, Evelyn! FB isn’t acting right. Yesterday, I kept getting notifications of comments on my newest photo but I can’t see any of the comments. I hope it straightens itself out soon. But I made the artist page to keep up with my art friends because I just keep family and a few close friends on my friends list. I don’t usually don’t check it every day and I was having a hard time keeping up so I keep it small.

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