Hello again, I always want my brand to be real and for you all to get an inside look at who I truly am- the gal behind the screen, the artist from the pop up, the young adult out here trying to "make it".
If I'm bring truly honest with myself I struggle to say the words out loud to people that "I'm an artist". I'm actually grateful that I'm a full-time nanny too so I can just lead with that (shoutout to the best nanny family/second family/best friends if ya'll are reading this love you) But to me to proclaim to others that I'm an artist feels like I'm an imposter, surely an artist is Van Gogh or Picasso, or whoever else comes to mind for you, but definitely not me. It feels too big and grand to say and almost like if I speak that out people will know that I'm not the real deal.
However, I know that being an artist is a part of who I am. I love to create, whether making digital drawings and illustrations, woodworking, or painting, it's so fun to try out different mediums and ways to express myself.
Art is personal, it feels like all of me in pieces out and exposed for the world to see, critique, and reject. Yet I also know that it's a way to bring people together, to find the niches of people who appreciate it, to connect with others who find joy in hearing the stories that make the pieces, and ultimately to glorify God and one of the things I feel he's created me to do.
I'm learning day by day how to not shy away from saying the words, "I'm an artist", each new person or friend I make I get a little bolder, a little more confident and say it upfront more and more. Because as vulnerable and subjective as art can be, I love what I do, I love what I make, and I'm so much more than what you see for sale on these pages.
Let this be an encouragement to you all, whether artist, entrepreneur, businesswoman, ceo, graphic designer, health care worker, teacher, technician, government official, engineer etc. You were created to do great things, but you are more than those great things. Together we can proclaim the titles of the fields we're in and own them without feeling less than, because this word doesn't define every part of us. It's just a small piece of who God made us to be. We were made for more than the titles that define us. We were made to encompass much more than that. So embrace where you are, who you are, and all you're made to be, because you my friend are made for more.
lots of love,