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?