I recently heard an artist say she has a “bursting cabinet of ideas” that, if not regularly opened and emptied into her art, she would go crazy.  Another artist described this same feeling as a ceaseless “urge to create”.  I know what this feels like, I feel it every single minute.  I’m discovering this overwhelming drive is common among artists, musicians, writers, and creators of every sort. It’s probably not unlike what is described as a “calling” in religious circles, the absolute conviction you are meant to do this.  You are encouraged, driven, pushed from some higher place in the Universe to express and share this incredible gift you’ve been blessed with.  It’s not even a choice really, because if you don’t find your creative outlet, you will go crazy.  I thank my lucky stars every day that I have the chance to create my art.  And thus, remain semi-sane.