Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Don't Be Afraid to Call Yourself An Artist!

SIMPLICITY
Watercolor - 11x15

"If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced"   
~ Vincent Van Gogh ~
I love this quote by Van Gogh. If you create art - whether with paint, collage or clay - you are an artist. Period. My students often hesitate to call themselves an artist because they are new to the process, still learning and don't consider themselves good enough. But I remind them that we are all continuing to grow as artists, no matter how long we have been creating. We work hard, make mistakes, try new things. As long as we are creating, we are an artist!

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