A few weeks ago, I had an eye-opening moment. The shop was full of visitors, full of chatting, laughter, and smiles. As one of my new friends was leaving, she turned to me and called me something that no one has EVER called me before. I was absolutely stunned. Frozen. I wasn’t even sure how to respond.
She called me what?
I’m a creative. I’ve always known I was a little different, an outsider, a weirdo! I’ve always been a non-conformist. I’m a passionate creative who pours her heart and soul into everything. I wasn’t blessed with the talent of painting or drawing or sculpting. I don’t color inside the lines. I march to my own beat.
Wait………. She called me WHAT?
I have a fun, little Vintage Shop in the coolest, funky, little town where I can express my creative flair! Creative flair translates into staging furniture, arranging bookshelves according to color, and using items in a different context than what they are meant! I love being different. I love that my little shop looks nothing like any others that I’ve seen. I love connecting with like-minds. My customer base is slowly turning into my tribe. These people get me. THESE ARE MY PEOPLE!
But She called me an artist.
I have many jobs and probably even more titles…. mother, teacher, business owner, maid, taxi, wife, daughter, friend, accountant, cook, bookkeeper, motivator…. the list is endless!
Y’all. There is just something about that word. Her comment blew me away. Why? I guess because I hold artists in such high regard. Could I actually be an artist? Just because I make globes look artsy by hanging them on the wall and ceiling. Or because I zentangled my hallway floor with Sharpie? ME? An artist? Is that possible? I know artists. I have friends that are artists. And let me tell you, they have serious talent.
I’m thinking if held myself in high regard, maybe I wouldn’t have been so shocked! So here I go. Adding to the long list of titles. Artist. I guess maybe I am an artist after all. Yes. I am an artist.
- a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.
|synonyms:||creator, originator, designer, producer, fine artist; More|
- a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.
- a person skilled at a particular task or occupation.
“a surgeon who is an artist with the scalpel”
|synonyms:||expert, master, maestro, past master, adept, virtuoso, genius, old hand, skilled person;|