You are an artist
If you paint, draw or create then you are an artist. Period. There is no such thing as “emerging artist” or “aspiring artist” or any of those adjectives that people put in front of the word artist. If you create art then you are an artist and that goes for all of you who have not made a dime off selling your work. If someone asks you if you are an artist you answer “Yes I am.” It is that simple.
Creating art is a process. The entire process takes effort. The word “aspiring” means: 1. wanting to start the activity; or 2. wanting to be successful at the activity. If you have sat or stood and started the process of creating a piece then you have already started and you are already successful. The same goes for the word “emerging” which means: starting to exist or become. You have already started and you already exist as an artist. You are an artist with the first pen or pencil or brush stroke.
Have an attitude
Being an artist is about attitude (and I believe this goes for any activity or profession a person pursues). If you believe it then others will too. I wrote a blog on visualization and that plays a big part in being successful in anything you do. If you can picture it in your mind and you do this over and over and over, then one day that picture will manifest into reality.
If you are an artist then say so. Keep working at your skills, keep creating and enjoying the process (even the frustrating times) and see yourself evolve. Don’t worry if you don’t have a degree (some of the best artists are self
If you draw or paint or create then you are an artist. Period. If someone asks you if you are an artist you answer “Yes, I am.”
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