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Thursday, June 10, 2010

You ARE an artist

Here's a painting that I started and finished in one day last week.  I was feeling very inspired and figured I would just start a piece, but once I got started, I couldn't stop.  I love when that happens!  I just went with it and let it flow through me, and didn't even acknowledge my inner critic.


I feel that this piece is for those of you out there who struggle with being able to call yourself an artist.  It took me a long time to be able to say it without feeling like a liar.  I would be able to say "I paint",  or I make art", but I couldn't call myself an artist.  It's funny that we can so easily recognize the ability in others, but can't see it clearly in ourselves.  

So here it is, say it with me OUT LOUD...I AM AN ARTIST!  Come on, you can do it!  Say it!  Or even better, you can call yourself an artiste!  Fancy.

You ARE an artist, and you know what?  It's not an accident that you like to create.  God gave you this gift, so trust Him, He doesn't make mistakes.  Trusting in Him and His abilities, means trusting in yourself, and your abilities.

7 comments:

Mandy said...

i love your painting and yes you are an artisit indeed...still not calling myself one...maybe v crafter!!!????take care...xxx

Eva Diva said...

I am still struggling with this same bit-of claiming myself as an artist, but I'm giving myself this challenge of declaring myself as one everytime now when people ask me what I do!I'm still practising.

I love how you say it's god's gift 4 us that we could make art, and we can't deny that gift can we?

Eva Diva said...

oh and I forgot to add, I know that wonderful feeling when the creative juice flows and you follow it!This piece of sweet artwork is proof!

I like how the word L'Artiste looks like a very loud declaration!

Carin said...

Gorgeous piec! I'm still struggling with it. Have no probs calling myself a crafter, so that's who I am for now. Working on it though!

Bev said...

beautiful, beautiful words!!! yay for you, yay for us all!!! i can feel your energy...we ARE artists....sometimes it feels hard to say that, you are right about that....
god has given us(actually, everyone..but all have not tapped in to it) a gift. our job is to put it out in the world for him to bring hope and encouragment to others. that is what he has commissioned us to do.
feels good to get that figured out...

Sada said...

My Niece the Artiste....I feel a poem coming on....

Kristin said...

Oh, this is JUST WONDERFUL!!! Kristin xo