I had A woman attack me for defending an artist on YouTube yesterday. She told me my artwork sucked and I was not a real artist. It hurt. I think add artists we have enough negative inner critics we don't need any help in the matter. I think add artists we see the world differently. Better. Deeper. Subtle things we take pleasure in. Things often never noticed by others. A shift in color, or light makes us think, come alive. Since I have begun painting I have more appreciative of little things. It has opened my heart and my eyes to so much more... and so much less. LOL. I see life and love and the world in more detail, more life. Love, sadness, laughter all filters through my mind in different hues... I embrace the world and all that it's in it much stronger and with an open mind and heart. To me. That is what being an artist really is. Much Love!