Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TODAY I AM AN ARTIST!

Some of you will remember this art journal page I created some time ago entitled Let Me Sleep.  The journaling reads, "Let me sleep so that I might dream . . . for in dreams, I am an artist."


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!

16 comments:

  1. I'll bring home the champagne. I love LOVE love your art too!

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  2. Your new page is wonderful, as well as your first journal page was/is. Do you remember I asked if that one was really your first journal page? And that I said that there is no need to sleep and dream much more to become an artist?
    Thanks for charing you thoughts and experiences about becoming/being an artist.
    And be happy about your familiy that likes your art. That's not usual. My familiy says things like "hhmm..." or "All your pictures are so dark" or something like that. Be happy about what you have!

    Ciao Beo

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    1. Beo, you are one of my "mentors" in my artful journey! I love your work...don't let those who don't "get it" discourage you. Thanks for your encouraging words!

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  3. I Love,Love your art too,its wonderful.
    my family liked my pages,and iam glad,you maked sooo wonderful creations,thats must loved this,you are a great artist and you have so talendet with journaling.

    Big Hugs Jeannette

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    1. Thanks, Jeannette! Your words are encouraging!

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  4. Your art journal pages are just incredible Kay. Your such an inspiration and I just adore Audrey Hepburn. She knew all things feminine and was a wonderful, all around person.

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    1. Audrey Hepburn is on my Pinterest board called, "Women who inspire me." She was a gem among women! And thanks for the compliment, Sue!

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  5. Perfect quote to go with Audrey.....she always struck me as a deep person which i think in life she turned out to be...not just a pretty face, make that most beautiful and refined face. xox

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  6. Beautiful pages and post. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog and I'm so happy to meet you! I must thank Corrine!

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  7. You truly are girl...and your work is really gorgeous! We really are our own worst critics..!!!!! We are always hardest on ourselves...!! I hope you enjoyed the champagne and reveled in the new found feeling of "Embracing"!!!

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  8. Kay, your work just gets better & better! You certainly are an artist, and an inspiration! I don't know how you made this gorgeous image of Audrey Hepburn, but this new page is perfection!

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  9. Dearest Kay!
    I am happy to inform you that I have passed the Lieber Award on to you and your blog! I always enjoy reading your journalling and keeping track with your art...please accept and visit my blog for more details! Have a super Sunday...Hugs Patricia Basson
    http://patriciabasson.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Patricia! A am thrilled both to receive the Liebster Award and to pass it on! Mwah!

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  10. Kay, this made my heart sing! So happy for you! And...YES YOU ARE AN ARTIST AND I AM INSPIRED BY YOUR ART AND YOU!

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  11. Congratulations on this Kay. Your realization brings a big smile to my face. And I hope -- all these months later -- you are still doing the happy dance, realizing that what you create inspires others!

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