What Being an Artist Means to Me

What does being an artist mean to me?

It means I have unbridled expression.
I have many tools at my fingertips in which to express the emotions that are churning inside of me.

The problem is....I don't always do that.

My art may show emotion, but I rarely do.
Not by choice, mind you.

Sometimes I feel like my art takes all of that visible emotion and spits it out, leaving me empty and dry like one of those creepy middle of the desert gas stations.

But...that's not really true.

Being an artist means that I can push my own limits - and not just in writing or in paint. It means that I have been able to recognize my short comings and my art is me actively working out those problems.

So pardon me while I express myself.