The public generally recognizes that creative people are a different breed. I got my start from my Dad’s encouragement at the age of four. I was mesmerized. I would imagine others in the creative arts feel the same way. I always felt that our genes contain the creative seed and is passed down through the generations. I IDENTIFY MYSELF AS AN ARTIST. When l talk to other creative people we all seem to have a lot in common. We are all fixed by what we can create. We spend every waking moment honing our skills. 10,000 hours is what they is necessary to reach your peak.
If you, or a son or daughter shows interest in the arts, encourage them. Expose them to other creative people. It’s important to share time with peers. They’ll be brutally honest in their criticism. This carries on through an artists life. It’s what defines them.