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  • Kim Fitzekam Szelag

Honest Art(ist)

So let me start by being totally honest. I've been told I'm an artist now. Accept that fact! -they say. You are NOT just a hobbiest Kim ... you create art. Sigh. It feels so weird saying "I'm an artist" - kind of pretentious in my humble opinion (IMHO). Van Gogh was an artist. Matisse was an artist. Chihuly is an artist. I'm a retired teacher. And I taught Spanish, not art! Not sure that I'm capable of helping others see the vision(s) I have in my head. But I will try and then hope that people (at the very least) enjoy seeing and touching my art.


Having said all of that. This blogging thing is doomed to failure. If I spend all of my time blogging and updating all of these darned social apps (for posterity I will mention Facebook, Instagram and Twitter because by the time you read this, they could be obsolete) - when will I have time to create art? So don't expect clever updates or that I will ever become an influencer of any kind. I think I left the last of my influence in a classroom in 2018.


Smile. Laugh. Love. Live. None of us will make it out of here alive so enjoy the trip!

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