I am writing this in hopes that you can get to know me a little better. I believe that it is always nice to understand something about the artist behind the work. I also hope it might encourage you to explore your creativity if you are not already doing so. I began thinking I would write ten reasons why I love being an artist, but when I got to number nine, it felt like I had finished. I am not one to force things so, here is my list of nine.