Big Breakthroughs and Letting Go
It's been a bit of a journey to get to this point- the point where I have a website and my work is on it for sale. Even though I earned my degree in art over 10 years ago, I didn't ever feel like a real artist. The myth of only being an artist once the 'art world' deems you one has plagued me since an art history professor told our class that despite what we believed about ourselves, our value as an artist would always be determined by art critics and gallery owners.
I have been lucky enough to work with an art therapist over the last year or so, to help me unpack my fears and resistance to art making, which has enabled me to breathe new life into my practice. I'm still very much in the fledgling stages of being a realized artist, which feels very vulnerable and fragile at the moment. What I do know is that being a creative person has become a way of life for me; artistic expression has always been a part of me and I have not always had the tenderness to nurture it.
In my practice moving forward I am so excited to begin sharing my work with others, and inspiring others to make art of their own. I can't wait to see where this path takes me!