The problem with the title is that I am not an artist to being with how would I be formerly know? This is not me saying that I am not an artistic person, crafty, handy or even creative. I am all of those but I am not good enough at any of them to be called an artist.
Artist have shows, and people who want to buy their art. I have none of those and most likely will never have any of them because art for art’s sake is not something that I want to do. Art for me just happens, it is spontaneous, very serendipitous in nature. I can not plan my “art” it just happens, so some random Tuesday when I am wandering down the street and just happen to have my camera/iphone with me and something catches my eye, that is how my art is created. I have found no way to plan that.
I am in a class for digital printing, I am surrounded by accomplished artist. Yes the kind that have shows at real galleries where real people go to look at fine art. This fact intimidates the hell out of me, I am not in that realm and most likely will not be. I hold no delusions that I am going to the next Ansel Adams. Some of the people here in this class may very well be.
I need to learn how to deal with the critique process that we go through in this class. I feel like I am in over my head running with the cool kids and I am just a poser. I feel like they are going to look down their snooty noses at my simpleton work and judge me unworthy.
Big question is why the hell do I care what they think. I know that my work is pedestrian at best with some shiny unexpected gems that shine through the boring stuff every once in a while.
I need to be OK with it, I am who I am this is how I roll.
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