“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”
And sometimes the act of creating requires keeping away from the noise. At least for me.
I go through these cycles of wanting to share and communicate to needing to tune out and find my space to create. I have a hard time labeling myself as an artist because I feel no where near the level of artistry of those I respect and find awe in, but I do identify with the tension all the same.
You got to know yourself well enough to know your rhythms, when you need the space and when you can join the noise. There’s nothing wrong with having that ebb and flow in your life, though society leads us to believe otherwise.