Me = Artist?

by Anna Blanch on April 26, 2011

A couple of months I was talking with Jez Carr and Miriam Jones (after Miriam’s awesome St Andrews gig) about what it means to be an artist. Jez asked me what I was interested in. I talked about my writing, about my photography, about people and their stories. I admitted that I struggled with taking on the label of an artist, particularly that of writer. I think Photographer is something that sits a little more comfortably…and i’ll share with you tomorrow why. 

But I struggled with calling myself a writer. I’m going to explore why in a post in a couple of days.

But right now. I want to ask you, what do you think an artist is? what is a “creative” person? 


Anna Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland where she’s presently writing her PhD thesis on E.Nesbit. She is also a regular contributor to Transpositions.

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