A brief Google search shows me that this is not an uncommon question.
These days I find that I am continuously rediscovering myself as an artist, and today I settled down with my coffee to revisit this very basic query- why do I make art? Rather than posting links to answers others have given or writing my own thesis, I thought I would extend the invitation to any and all who feel the itch to share their thoughts.
Please leave your two bits; whether a single word or an entire paragraph, if you are an artist, is this something you consider once in a while? Why do you make art?