I've been thinking about what it means to be an artist. I consider myself an artist. I always have. I've never really cared if other people saw me as an artist. I'm proud of my work. Art isn't a technical thing. Art is from the soul and heart. I may not have attended art school or have my art displayed in galleries around the world, but it is art. Each thing that I create is an expression of my heart. I think that is why swapping is so appealing to me. I'm giving away a bit of my soul in return for a bit of someone else's. I treasure each and every thing made by someone else's hands. I equate love with creation. In a sense I'm giving love with each stitch, brush stroke, or dot of glue. It is so satisfying when I receive a compliment on something I'm wearing or the art in my home and I can explain that someone I've never met adored my art enough to gift me a piece of their art in return for something I created. I'm so proud that things I have made are loved and treasured around the world. That is better than exhibiting in all the galleries in the universe.
We are all artists in our own ways. Appreciate the gifts you create from the soul and enjoy gifting them away in exchange for loving smiles, warm hugs, or little bits of fellow artists' souls
11 months ago