Artists are the most vulnerable creatures I know. We put ourselves out there for the world to critique. We share our ideas, words and images in public for the others to experience. Sometimes we're praised. Other times we're not. But we keep creating no matter what. Because making art feeds our souls.
If you write, sew, sing, dance, paint, draw, cook, or just doodle you're an artist. Don't be timid. Share your work with others and enjoy the response.