I was planning to post a definition of art and then explain why I don't think of myself as an artist. But then I found the definition of art to be really long and inclusive of a lot of things, which I suppose is how it should be.
My idea of art , or what makes an artist, is something that has the deliberate purpose of being pretty, expressing some theme, idea, emotion, or to create a reaction of some kind from the audience. In fact, one of my favorite blog posts of all time comes from Boonie S on the topic of how a specific sculpture is in fact art for that very reason.
For that reason, I am not an artist. I paint to make myself happy, to kill time, or just to get rid of something inside my head.
How do you define art?