Tonight, out of the blue, someone IMed me and said, "I really like your work." At first I thought she had the wrong person. My response without really thinking was, "Mine? Thank You."
I think it surprised me because I really like her work too. Our styles are very different. We don't work in the same medium usually. I often wish that I could draw like she does. So, I was surprised that she liked my work. That makes no sense really. I like a lot of art that I could not do myself. Other people are the same; they like things they don't usually do themselves.
I am learning that what I do is art. I have joined a few online communities that share a love for the kind of art I love to create. It has been very encouraging for me. I am learning to embrace my work and to believe I am an artist.
Thanks, Gabbs, for the compliment and the boost.