Before ever realizing I wanted to study art history and fine art, I struggled with finding how to define myself. I was creative, but never called myself an artist. I didn’t feel like I was qualified enough to take on the title. After all, if everyone called themselves an artist, then what would differentiate them from anyone else?
The short answer is, nothing. The long answer is, being an artist.
I wanted to be an artist, so I studied art history and fine art. I learned and worked with amazing people, and exhibited in galleries. I’d go as far as to say that I became one of the best. But, I eventually got a 9-5 desk job, and time I thought I’d spend working on art, became time going out to dinners, picking up groceries and preparing for work the next day, and the list goes on.
It got me thinking, well what’s stopping me from finding inspiration and creating art during these everyday activities. Could I be an artist and have that 9-5 desk job? And my answer is I call this.