Friday, March 30, 2012

Defining order

Until very recently, I have been pining away to be a "real" artist. I have dabbled in many art forms from live theatre to jewelry to needlework, but have never really considered myself to be a legit artist. Upon reflection, I realized that that simply isn't true. 

The time that I spend during my day creating are my happiest hours. Sharing what I create gives me even more joy. It hit me that because no one else had identified me as an artist, I couldn't identify myself. My feelings were as jumbled as my embroidery basket.

 Sure; I design and sell my jewelry, I pinned tons of projects, I was making a quilt top and have several needlework pieces working, I am in rehearsal for a play yet I felt that because I sit behind a desk most of my day, I could not  be an artist.

 I considered what was more important: being called an artist or actually being an artist. 
Others would only recognize me that way once I did. Plans began to form and things began to come together.

I decided to spend more time dedicating myself to living as an artist. I decided to start this blog to chart that journey and begin to give back to a community that provides so much inspiration. I hope that as I grow, so will what I am able to contribute. I hope you stick with me as I grow and be the artist I know I am.


  1. Good for you, Weas! I know I have spent way too much time trying to figure out what job would make me happy instead of creating the life that would make me happy. I'm still working on figuring it out and glad to read about your journey!

    Also, amazing metalwork in your etsy shop. Are you able to make the etsy shop open in a new browser?

  2. I firmly believe you don't aspire to be an artist, you simply are or are not. Whether or not they are actively creating, artists are born with that spark and desire. And you, my friend, have spark and desire in spades.

  3. Way to follow your dreams, my artist friend!

  4. Dear artist, I am very proud to know,very personal, you always been a great artist,from day one and forever,