...I freely admit, and sometimes easily pleased as well. I received payment yesterday for two pieces I sold at the open house. Both customers paid by check and each had made a notation in the "for" section. The woman recorded that this check was for "art work," and the man that his was for "quilt art." Why do I feel like I've arrived? I'm grinning big time here!
I just keep reminding myself that in order to be considered something, you have to say that's what you are. Get comfortable with the idea even if you're not sure it's totally true. Say it often enough, and you start believing it yourself and becoming it. And others will believe it too.
I am a quilt artist, I am an art quilter, I am a textile artist, I am an artist. Yeah, I think I believe it now.