I was reading "The Icarus Deception" the other day by Seth Godin. Yes, it's an old book but there are some really good gems and nuggets of gold in there. And one that I'd like to share is this:
"Art is not a gene or a specific talent. Art is an attitude, culturally driven and available to anyone who chooses to adopt it."
He goes on to assert that your art need to touch another human being and that most painters are safety-seeking copycats. If you seize new ground, work without a map and connect people with your ideas - these are works of art and you are an artist regardless if you wear a smock or use a computer.
If you're not pushing outside your comfort zone, challenging yourself, avoiding the pain and settling for less that what you're capable of, then you've lost your best chance to make a difference in this world; you do art "for the experience of being alive" to quote John Campbell.
So go do ART! Go Be Alive!