The last three Reverb10 prompts are combined in my head as one:

Prompt: Defining Moment. Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year.

Prompt: Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?

Prompt: Core Story. What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world?

On April 22, two weeks into the entrepreneurship course I was taking I wrote a post about the conversation I had that lead me to realize that I Am An Artist.

At the end of that post I wrote:

I am an Artist, and this changes everything.

And it did change everything. It felt like I was looking at the world with different & better glasses on. It was a Defining Moment for me that really influenced the months that followed.

Suddenly the future looked clearer, decisions became easier to make and I was no longer daunted by having to project what life would be like in five years. Five Years? How about the next 50?!

That one conversation, that one question, that one answer gave me an enthusiasm and inspiration I hadn’t felt for a very, very long time. It was a Gift. (Thank you Philip.)

And that gift became my Core Story for 2010. I am Artist and I share my art by making beautiful things for people to use in their homes.

I hand-make pottery, just for you.