Do I belong or should I ask that question?
by Wanda Bird
I am "out of the gate" again at age 53 excitingly pursuing art and trying to get organized. I joined CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) back in November.
But, when I see my fledgling work surrounded by the "more profound," more experienced work of other artists I cringe a bit. I even entered two calls for art right away just to set some initial goals for myself. I didn't win and was surprised by my reaction, but I grew and realized a lot just by doing those.
Am I the "pinky toe" of the body (ie: all the parts are necessary) or am I just kidding myself? Maybe I don't belong there or maybe I should see it as a learning experience and most of all direction if my Lord wants me there.
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU! I think I need to re-read your book at this point and all the articles on this site! I am going to think of you now as my personal art coach. Can I cry on your shoulder from time to time?