Recommended Read – What is a “Real” Artist?

I read an article at Muddy Colors this morning that I instantly wanted to share.  The article is written around what defines a “real” artist.  This a subject that I have pondered many times and I imagine that other creative people have as well.

“Am I an artist?”  Is a question I have asked myself many times and I still don’t know how I would react if I was asked this question by a stranger.  I sketch…does that make me an artist? I enjoy photography…does that make me an artist?  I am a fairly competent woodworker…does that make me an artist?  You get the idea.  Everyone has a different opinion on what skill level or activities makes someone a “Real” Artist.

Anyway, I think this article does an excellent job of addressing the question and I highly recommend reading it.  Especially, if you have ever wondered the same of yourself.

Link to the article –> What is a “Real” Artist?

2 thoughts on “Recommended Read – What is a “Real” Artist?

  1. Thank you for sharing this one. I really needed to hear it today. I’ve been wasting far too much energy trying to convince myself I am or can be an artist one day. Today I’m definitely using that “energy to go make art.” Thankyou

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