This is how most artists feel in the beginning of their artful journeys. The critic looms over their art tables, shaking his head at every step of creation. For my critic (myself, actually), my work has always fallen short of being even in the "acceptable" range. Sure, my husband loves everything I create. Of course, my family always applauds my work. Even my fellow crafters always "like" my work on Facebook. But, still, I never feel my work is really good enough.
But, today is different. Today I am an artist! That statement is profound, isn't it? And, how, you might ask, did I arrive at that conclusion today? Well, today, someone I don't know "pinned" my most recent art journal page on her Pinterest board entitled Inspiring Art! Oh, yes, I have had my work pinned before, but always onto a board called "art journaling," or "mixed media," or "art journal ideas." But this person chose to pin my most recent work onto INSPIRING ART!
I left Kathy a comment on Pinterest to thank her for repinning my art journal page. She commented back, "Love love your work!!!" Today, I will drink champagne. I will toast Kathy with words of appreciation. Then, in a grand gesture, I will toast the artist!
Now, my most recent art journal page:
Thank you for stopping by--and much joy to you!