thoughts on creativity

When did the rule become that you had to be able to draw to be considered an artist? To have a genuine artistic flair?

I think that I've held myself to these standards for most of my life. Ever since I was in art class in junior high and realized that I wasn't a good drawer. Well, not not-good per se, but my drawing skills didn't really result in accurate portrayals. How's that? And, ever since then, I've thought, "oh, I like art, but I'm not very good at it."

Really?

I have come to the realization that, in my desire to live a life of creativity and inspiration, my biggest roadblock is myself. My own doubts and preconceptions. My own thoughts on what it means to be an artist, to be a good artist.