I am !
I am an artist.
On a day to day basis, I struggle with my creations.
Rarely do I post anything about what I am working on.
Rarely do I put up pictures.
Yesterday Colleen tormented me in to wearing my new pin -- the one that I started in Sherri Serafini's class.
I had just finished it Friday night.
We got to the convention center and of course the first place we hit after getting in to the show was the bathroom.
I came out of the stall and there was Sherri.
We started laughing and greeting each other.
She noticed my pin and the first thing she said was, "You finished it !! I love it !"
We talked a bit more -- and she complimented it several more times.
It felt so good to have someone whose work I respect, compliment my work.
Later on, during the show, several people complimented me on it.
We ran in to Erica from the BeadArt forum and she also noticed and complimented me. (bg).
At Betcey's booth, several people asked me about it -- one was a little lady who kept telling me that she would never be able to do something like that.
I told her several times she could -- all she had to do was practice-- just keep playing and it would come naturally. She told me that she had to stay with the "honking big beads."
But she made me smile and I hope that I encouraged her.
In the end, my day was made, and I feel much better about myself and my creations.
In the end, I know I must not put so much pressure on myself.