At this current day and confusing times, it's crucial to stay grounded and in tune with ourselves, now more than ever. When the world around us is collapsing and panic is rising it's important to inhale the good and exhale the bad. Keep things calm. And that's the topic that I wanted to write about today.
I'm always moved to tears when I receive well thought through gifts from my friends or family. I generally don't like getting gifts too much from strangers because they tend to be something that's too generic or has been made without keeping me in mind... and stuff has a way of accumulating. However, when I get into a situation where I need to give a gift to someone and I don't know the person myself... then I've found a few things that usually work pretty well.
Before you answer this question, follow this train of thought... if art (whatever it is you create) is an expression of your inner self, an outward symbol of your interpretation of either your inner world or your perception of the outer world, then as long as you are creating, you ARE an artist and you are certainly entitled to claim that title for yourself. Or are you?
I've participated in the Inktober challenge now for 5 years (2016-2020). And you'd think that with every year the challenge gets easier and easier, but actually, for me, it's always been the other way around. Nowadays I think that it seemed easier the first days around... But you can decide for yourself!