Dare we part-time dabblers in paint, paper and inks call ourselves artists? Or is there a rite of passage we must negotiate? Is the title artist a privilege earned? Is there a set of accomplishments or skills that we must obtain first?
I have decided that i dare. I dare to call myself artist… and writer, and a woman with a voice. We have had/are having a difficult 12 months but art is my sanity, my sacred place to process life and sift things, a place where everything feels OK again. You fellow artists know exactly what i mean… art is the therapy you do for yourself.
Here’s an inspirational quote from my latest art journal page. “The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart.” –Charles Bukowski