I’m an Artist
Day 6 – If you couldn’t answer the question ‘what do you do?’ With your job, what would you say?
Not that I would ever answer that question with my crap job anyway, but I will always say, ‘I’m an artist.’ It’s a phrase I craved to say since childhood. As well as these, ‘I’m an art student’ & ‘I go to art school’. As I get older I was able to say all these things and am now able to proudly say ‘I’m an artist’. This statement is always met with the same three responses, either complete and utter bewilderment, scoffing or genuine interest. I always like to think the other person is thinking ‘wow, she’s more interesting than I thought’.
Art may not be the most profitable enterprise, or viable career path, but nonetheless, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I love my talent and everything I’ve learnt through it and from it. It’s not about selling artworks, or having solo exhibitions, or making loads of money, it’s about doing something I love, that I take great joy & pride from. I’m useless at a lot of things, but creating art makes me believe in me again. It restores my hope and faith in myself.
I’d love to make a viable business from it, but I just don’t have the time, money, or balls tbh! (Nb. I hate that phrase) I’m not a naturally ambitious person, as long as I can continue to create art, whether I make any money (through sale of artworks or a full time job) is irrelevant.
If you would like to see more of my artworks please head to my website,
Click menu>portfolio & select from categories 🙂
Though I found this an interesting theme question, there isn’t only one way I choose to define myself, one can never just be one thing. I am not just an artist, I am a shift supervisor, a volunteer, a reader, a cook, a traveller, a nurturer, a listener, a friend, a daughter.
Have a look at what the other girls came up with today.