In my last post, I wrote how I was going to move out of my comfort zone, by joining a local artist group. Well, I joined, but I haven't sent any pictures of things that I have worked on. I still haven't allowed myself to call myself and artist. I am still having a hard time thinking of myself as an artist versus a hand crafter. While I consider hand-crafter's in general to be artists, I haven't thought of myself in that manner.
I started a new blog, http://reids-design-corner.blogspot.com, to document more of my creation as an "artist". I am still trying to figure out my artistic point of view. On one level, I just plain and simple, love to create. On the other hand, I want to take my creating to a more significant level than just hobby. I would love to find a way to make money doing something creative.
I have thought about going back to school for art therapy, but then I'm not sure that I really want to do therapy and art in the same job, maybe. More recently, I have thought about going back to school and starting whole new career. I am thinking about getting a degree in fibers and textiles. I could still be a social worker, but I could maybe teach or do something else in the fiber and textile field. I live so close to the mill town and a quilt museum, that I could maybe do something there.
Life is still up in the air regarding careers, but I am trying to make a point of being creative. unfortunately, I am so exhausted, that I don't always get to it. One of these days, I am hoping to teach a class at a local craft studio. I think once i got over my anxiety, I would love it. I just need to get over my anxiety of failure.