While putting this post together I looked back on past projects to see if I had any that were all my idea. I can't be totally sure, but I think all these were PROJECTS OF MY OWN INVENTION:
I heard this quote the other day and it really stuck with me. It’s been nagging and picking at me little by little:
"Passion without skill is a hobby
Skill without passion is a job
Passion aligned with skill is a calling"
A lot of the time I don't have the right tools or skill to match the idea as I see it in my mind to achieve the highest quality end result. Choosing to sell things on Etsy has been difficult for me as I do not consider myself an artist and use more left brain logic in creating than I do my own creativity. I don't feel I have a focus in my shop, it's all over the place and nothing super special to set me apart.
My “thought” for the week, which also happens to be a question is this:
If you create or craft in any medium, when did you consider yourself an artist (weather or not you’ve had formal training)? Do you feel that creating is a calling for you? Or maybe, like myself, you still don’t use the term artist and aren't sure about your skill, so why not?