Friday, May 28, 2010

Putting it out there...

I simply struggle with who I am, and honestly what my purpose is on this planet....
I have read so many amazing stories from other artists who have stated that they have been artists for as long as they can remember....drawing and painting since childhood.
I can't actually remember when I became so infatuated with art, but I know that it is a gigantic part of my life. I am completely in love with color...and well, creating. What I have to now realize is that I too am an artist, and, well, if I don't believe in me and my ability...no one else will. I have become way too comfortable sitting on the sidelines cheering others on, and not actually believing that I could ever get into this game called "artist". So, today I am putting it out there..an affirmation of sorts...(Say it with me!!)
I am an artist! I love to create! I truly enjoy what I do in my studio!

It is now time to believe in me. I have to get back to the goals that I have set for myself...time passes way too quickly and I want to get alot of things done. I am finding that I am not checking off things quickly enough on my "things to do before I die" list...live a little girlie!
Fear however sneaks into my studio more often than it is invited, and good old fashioned "excuses" come right in behind it (you know..I really should be doing ______, or whatever it is)...its time to put them both in their proper places so that I can get on with things that I have "dreamed" about.
The beautiful part is that today is Friday, and the "almost" beginnings of a nice long weekend.
Ummm...lets see here....8 more days til summer vacation!!
Wow, I am rambling this morning...Enjoy your weekend!
Until next time,
Ophelia

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Love this piece! Yes, you are an artist!

Nanette said...

Yes Ophelia...you are an artist. For some of us it takes a long time to accept that. I praise you for making the pubic announcement! It is a powerful step toward being comfortable with the title. Wear it with pride!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I can totally relate to every word of this post! Thank you for sharing with us. You "ARE" an artist! I enjoy your work and look forward to seeing more!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Yep yep . . . you ARE an artist!
Now get off this computer and get back to creating something LOL *smiles*

Rita A. said...

Hello, Artist. What amazing work you do. Thank you for sharing your artist self with us.

Bren said...

I think we can all join you in that proclamation! My grand-daughters are mesmerized by what I'm up to in this past year of creating (see I came to it late in the game of life too) They look at me and say 'Nanny are you an artist? You're an artist aren't you?" I just smile and tell them, you know what, I'm just be creative. I guess that word scares us all :-)

Michele said...

You are absolutely an artist! Good for you for putting your fears out there, and realizing it is time to acknowledge your talent. You deserve it!

I hear everything you say, and feel it too. I struggle with the same issues as well. I haven't been an artist all my life either and just now I'm finally realizing who I am, and getting used to calling myself and artist. It's a great feeling!

Now get busy creating! :)