Recently someone referred to me as “just an Art Groupie“. I AM NOT! I am an Artist, I am a Painter, I am a Photographer, I am a student…. I am so much more. I felt incredibly insulted and angry.
Because of how I felt about being called an “art groupie“, I could not help venting and complaining to some of my friends. My friends had a different way of looking at it, one which I have now happily adopted.
I now believe that being an “Art Groupie” is a good thing to be. My new definition of “Art Groupie” is; someone who lives and breathes Art, someone who constantly hangs out in galleries and museums, lives to study art, and is constantly creating. Sadly, I still do not view myself as an “Art Groupie“, however it is something that I now want to strive to be.
Sometimes it is not only good to turn a negative into a positive but it can also be beneficial to complain and vent to one’s friends. It can also be a beneficial practice to step back from a situation and attempt to find several new perspectives from which to view it. This can be true no matter if it is a physical situation, or a comment, or whatever, but especially when it is bothersome.