Not your friends or your family or your boss. Oh yes, I forgot… artists don't have bosses. And even if they do, they don't wait for orders what to do next.
Yes, once in a while you meet another artist. Then you recognize each other instantly, greet each other and move your own ways. Like passing ships at sea.
Some artists form communities, tribes of like-minded people who support each other. But at the end of the day artists are still left with their own thoughts.
And this situation makes them feel lonely at times.
But that's OK. Because art can't be born in a chaos. You need silence to organize your thoughts or to hear what Muse is whispering into your ear.
Sometimes you feel sad that nobody in the whole world can tell you it's gonna be OK. Sometimes you feel proud precisely because of this. Whatever the case may be today remember this:
Your mission is yours and yours alone. Everybody else has their own mission. Even if they don't know what it is yet.