When does one call one’s self an artist? That’s a question I asked myself when I read about Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art 2016 Postcard Swap.
I had been taking some photos with my small digital camera and adding textures to make them look like photo paintings. I wondered if what I had been creating could qualify as art – could I humbly attach the word artist to my name? In the beginning I doubted, but after mailing several postcards, I did feel liberated as an artist…yes indeed, this swap helped free not only my artwork, but my artist-self as well.