The creative process is it’s own reward, apart from any money or acclaim you may receive. Most of the time I don’t even think of myself as an artist just a person that creates. The title of ‘Artist’ seems too serious and brings with it too many expectations of greatness. Some of my best pieces are minor works, like short songs with only one or two verses, or simple line drawings capturing shape. (Line is everything, like a sinuous melody or the curve of a woman’s leg.) I’ve been inspired by everyone from Charles Schultz to Joni Mitchell.