For the whole of my adult life, I've been a crafter. A quilter. Dabbled in jewelry design. Sewed costumes for children's theater. Even explored oil painting (once!) as part of a writers' retreat. But until recently, I've not called myself an artist. I've never attempted to connect my 'hobbies' with a 'career'. Even the mention of the possibility has long-time friends and acquaintances looking at me as if I've grown two heads and sprouted horns (I don't think it's happened, but I keep checking the mirror.)
It's time for that change. Here. Now.
25 Reasons I am an Artist