Monday, September 30, 2013

I'm Not Weird, I'm An Artist



I think it's easy when you are an artist to feel a little self conscious about some of the things you do.  There are just some things us artistic, creative types do that perhaps wouldn't be "normal" for other people. 

For example I heard one beautiful, creative soul call herself a pack rat recently and another creatively magical being refer to herself as a borderline hoarder.  I had to disagree with both of these labels.  These artists happen to have the ability to see beauty, potential and power in things that other people would discard without a second thought. To me, that's not a fault or even a quirk, that's a super power!  It is something that makes me proud to know these talented women.

So maybe the things we do as artists don't seem logical to everyone. Maybe we look a little weird when we are in the throes of pursuing one creative vision or another. The important thing to remember is that it is perfectly logical to us or anyone who shares our vision. It's not weird but courageous to remain true to that vision despite what other people may think.

So the next time you or someone else is tempted to judge something you are doing as weird, just take a calming breath and say, “I'm Not Weird, I'm An Artist,” and suddenly it will all make perfect sense!

I'm not weird, I'm an artist
I'm not weird, I'm an artist by Victoriart
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I'm not weird, I'm an artist
I'm not weird, I'm an artist by Victoriart
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I'm not weird, I'm an artist
I'm not weird, I'm an artist by Victoriart
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I'm not weird, I'm an artist
I'm not weird, I'm an artist by Victoriart
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Into Savings!

There is a great sale going on at my Zazzle shops this weekend!  From now until Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT, you can receive up to 50% savings on some of my most popular products.  Just be sure to enter the promotional coupon code FALLINTOSAVE at checkout to apply the following discounts:

50% off Posters, Wrapped Canvas & Throw Pillows
30% off Mugs, Magnets & Aprons
15% off T-shirts, Bags & Necklaces
10% off All Other Products

Click on any product link above to start shopping or click here to browse all my products.  Have a great weekend!

"Out Of Water" Mermaid Art 11X14 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
"Out Of Water" Mermaid Art 11X14 Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Victoriart
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Butterfly Collage Coffee Mugs
Butterfly Collage Coffee Mugs by Victoreeah
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Wine Is My Award For Being Fabulous Tshirt
Wine Is My Award For Being Fabulous Tshirt by Victoreeah
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Three Free Butterflies Messenger Bag
Three Free Butterflies Messenger Bag by kchippie
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Rainbow Of Love Necklaces
Rainbow Of Love Necklaces by kchippie
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Creative Minds Are Rarely Tidy

 
The other day I opened my front door to sign for a package and the delivery guy seemed overly amused with me for some reason.  A little while later, I happened to catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror and realized I had a big streak of blue paint over my right eyebrow which coordinated nicely with the green paint in my hair.  I guess I could have been embarrassed but instead I was kind of proud.  It was one of those, "Wow, I'm really an artist!" moments.
 
Of course you don't need to be a slob like me and wear your paint on your sleeve or face or in your hair to be an artist.  Still, the fact remains that art is messy and sometimes that means artists can be too.  I mean, sure, maybe we could try to be a little neater but where's the fun in that?
 
So go ahead, make art and make a mess and if anyone complains just tell them, "Creative Minds Are Rarely Tidy."
 
 
Creative Minds Are Rarely Tidy Throw Pillow
Creative Minds Are Rarely Tidy Throw Pillow by Victoreeah
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Creative Minds Mug
Creative Minds Mug by Victoreeah
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