I have been following Katie Lloyd's 31 days to releasing your inner artist. I've spent so much of my life thinking of myself as anything but an artist--the literal one, the one good at math, the geek...it is taking me time to accept that in photography I might just be an artist. It has definitely always been a "creative outlet" and now more so than ever, but art? That is really hard for my mind to wrap around. I really dislike reading posts about how you can learn all the technical stuff but an artistic eye cannot be taught. But there is still a lot of the technical side of photography for me to learn before my photos start being judged solely for lack of art. Anyway, that is just a thought I'm mulling over. Am I an artist? Do I have what it takes? Does it matter?
She also makes me laugh and laugh and laugh so I'm also linking to Simplicity's Photo Challenge: Laugh Out Loud. (Simplicity is hosting 31 Days of Inspiring Photography for the month of October.)