Thursday, April 19, 2012

Are You Any Good?

I had a conversation with the gentleman seated next to me on my plane to Philadelphia earlier this month.  He asked what I did, so I had a chance to try out my "elevator conversation" - the two sentence description of my work.  He asked me "Are you any good?" and I replied with a smile, "Yes, I am."

It seemed like a strange question and there was a time when I would have given a self-deprecating answer.  We are raised to be humble and not talk about our accomplishments. But I think that attitude can have a negative impact.  We need to believe in ourselves if we expect anyone else to believe in us.

 So, how about you all?  Are you any good at your art?


  1. I WILL be. :) Presently, I'm really good at learning and experimenting. But it's coming - I can feel it.

  2. Good for you! I agree wholeheartedly and am glad you said it for yourself.

  3. Yes you are, is right!
    At the present time, I will say that I am very pleased with the outcome of my work....or is it play? I enjoy it so much that it is difficult to think of it as work.



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