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I am still trying to learn to be an artist. While this isn't great art, it is a huge step forward for me from my early attempts.
If an artist is someone who makes art, a writer is someone who writes and a poet is someone who writes poetry, why am I uncertain about calling myself those things? I don't claim to be a professional artist, who I see as someone who earns money from art. I must be a folk artist--someone who does art for the joy of it. But I am often hesitant to even say that for fear that people's expectations will be higher than what I can produce.