In a couple of weeks, our small town puts on an Arts Festival. There is an open night for writers in the local library and then a focus on an Art show and sale. I think that the festival has provided an opportunity for artists and writers to 'come out of the closet.' The number of talented people that get up the nerve to display art work or to read their own writing is encouraging. There are many talents in our small community 'hiding their lights'.
The comments I hear are like these: 'O, I'm not good enough.' 'I just noodle around for my own entertainment.' 'I'm not interested in showing.' If you create something, chances are you'd like to share it at some point. I say, share.
You don't have to be Margaret Atwood or famous, the new Group of Seven or Alex Karsh. If you enjoy creating something, that puts whatever it is a good distance above watching the latest Netflix series or seeing Fifty Shades Darker. Not that those things are wrong. We all have our guilty pleasures.
What I am saying is that if you make something that is your idea or interpretation of something, you are ahead of the game. No one should denigrate your work and neither should you. Art, music and literature are very personal. Someone will be glad that you slipped out of the closet. So if you have a drawer of writing- create a blog. I don't know that many people read this one but it's a lot of fun. You never know who will stumble upon it. If you paint, take photographs, play an instrument or write, your work should be shared. It is unique and a part of you. Share it.
Check this link to Wainwright Arts
Links to some of my faves that are out of the closet.
Stacey Rathje Studios
Kelly Clemmer Studios
Bonnie Luopa Watercolours
Cheryl Whitten a blog
Liz Betz maintains three blogs
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.