Do you consider yourself artistic?

@laydee (12814)
Philippines
November 25, 2009 6:27am CST
I do consider myself artistic at times when I'm in the mood for it. One sample would be me matching my clothes and deciding what colours I'd like for the day with my make-up and accessories. But there are days when I simply could wear rags for all I care. What about you? Do you consider yourself artistic?
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@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
24 May 10
Yes I do. I know if I didn't have art in my life, I would be a much less balanced person. I write everyday and I'm going to join a gym because they offer wheelchair dance classes. My mother refers to me as her odd child. In Pennsylvania, anyone who doesn't want to be a businessperson is odd. Unfortunately, I recently discovered that if you want to be an artist, you can be a businessperson too. Maybe that will make me less odd in my mother's eyes. Although I doubt it and stopped caring long ago.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Oh you're a writer then. Hehehe it's really funny when you mentioned that anyone who isn't a businessperson in your country or area is considered odd. I'm imagining that everyone there has a business?
• Elkin, North Carolina
21 Jan 10
I definitely consider myself to be quite artistic which is pretty cool, because I had never been that way until the past year or so. I find myself looking at ordinary, everyday things and thinking about how cool of a picture I could take of that object, or an idea for a painting based on an object or idea. I love photography and I love abstract art! Those are both passions of mine. However, I do have to be in the mood to take pictures or paint. I don't always feel the creative mood hitting me and there are times that it just doesn't seem to come naturally. But when the creative moods hits, I'm ready to go and it could last several hours or several days.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Wow.. Indeed you are artistic. I'm just wondering though how the professionals do this on day-to-day basis because there really are times when I can't find my mood and often wondering if I had done art as a profession I'll surely be in poverty because of lack of mood all the time!
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I consider myself to be artistic. I do photography/modeling and freelance writing as hobbies and I think you need a certain level of artistic aility to do both. I also enjoy painting and I would love to get into sculpting one day. I've always viewed things differently from my peers and family and those around me have always embraced that trait in me.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
28 May 12
That's just great. Where do you start with sculpting? I fear that there are far less people who do those things. I would love to see an artist at work, I could only well imagine how much artistic and vision one needs to have in order to see something from a block of marble or an empty canvass. Good luck with your plans and I pray that you achieve them with happiness. Have a great MyLot experience ahead! God Bless you always.
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Yes I consider myself artistic because I have a AA degree in art. I keep a concept book to write down my ideas. Believe me, I have allot of ideas/projects to work on.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Hmmm.. You have a AA Degree in art. Do you think that everyone who goes through that could be considered artists? Oh, I don't mean to be rude or anything, I'm not indicating about you. Just want to know your thoughts on the matter - do you think all of the classmates you have in that class are really to be considered as artists? What does it mean to be an artist in the first place?
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
10 Dec 10
Just because you go to art classes and you get a degree doesn't make you an artist. To me an artist is one who creates art for pleasure or profit or both.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
28 May 12
True enough, I just thought that getting the AA degree in art made you an artist. Thank you for clarifying! Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I design jewelry but it wasnt until I went into business selling it that I thought of myself as creative. I dont think of it as much artistic as I do creative. But ever since I started this I now look at everything as an Idea for a piece of jewelry. So I guess I am artistic in my own way. I never really thought about it like that. dl
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
28 May 12
I guess art comes in different ways. You've surely proven your artistic ways because you sold those designs! There are many self-proclaimed artists that don't really sell anything because their art is only limited to the people in their circle, like themselves Thanks for the response, apologies for the super late reply. Have a great myLot experience ahead!
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
25 Nov 09
If you are talking about drawing or painting, then I consider myself average in that category. I used to love drawing when I was in school. If you are talking about singers and musicians then, my answer would be no.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
There are many forms of art, it could even be the way you could just compose proses or poems. It could be the way you could combine colors for you day-to-day activities like the way you dress, the way you arrange things. It could also be in the taste of music or photography. I can't sing either, but I think I have art in terms of expressing myself through music. What sort of way could you see yourself as an artist?
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Hi laydee! I can't draw like the professionals. But I do have artistic ways when it come to me designing something. I can coordinate clothing, household materials such as curtains and bedspreads.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Oh nice, you have the eye for creativity. My mom has that too, but I don't think I have that in my blood. I'm such a bland person, so to speak, I like everything neat, gray, browns, and white. I'm not able to delineate from what is ideal, I'd love to have more color though.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
25 Nov 09
I am not always atristic but like you I am artistic at times especially when my situation calls it .For example I may need to decorate my room and I cannot afford ready made wall paper ,I will get creative and find other materials around the house .I wont be able to draw a picasso but I can do my thing when necessary
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Nice, I'd love to see what you could do.
@balasri (26554)
• India
25 Nov 09
I just consider myself artistic.I have never failed to dress properly as I stepped out of my house regardless of the mood I am possessed with.It has been the habit of mine since my childhood.I think that I have inherited this particular trait from the impeccable lady, my Mum.Go bless her soul.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Hmm... You never fail to dress properly. Perhaps you truly do have good taste in outfits, that's nice. Have you used this talent though for something good or something that could make you earn like designing or fashion?
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I am a writer so being an Artist is my life. There is no question about that. I live in NYC so you have to dress up because cameras are everywhere. So yes I am very Artistic. Ainge
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I am a writer so being an Artist is my life. There is no question about that. I live in NYC so you have to dress up because cameras are everywhere. So yes I am very Artistic. Ainge
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• India
9 Jan 13
Hi friend, good to know about your artistic activity, i am good in drawing and writing and express my real skills using my creativity. Each and every one is having unique skills and talents, we must find out our skills and improve our self with it to become a good artist
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Yes in ways I do. I'm a member of a few forums where I can show off my "artistical" abilities. Its one of the things that relaxes me most. I wish I had more time to do it while alone, but it's not always possible.
@Ichiru101 (286)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I do not consider myself. I fail at so many things and this would be one of them. It is hard for me to come up with new ideas.