SO... to summarize the long post from the 8th -- once I determined that it was OK to have a large number of artistic interests I was able to move on and enjoy each one of them for what they bring to the table.
Now I strive to CREATE something artistic, beautiful and meaningful as often as possible. I would never say that I try to do it each day because life gets in the way of crazy goals like that and then I could be right back to where I was before -- feeling guilty!
Genuine CREATIVITY is looking at things differently and to make "art"
using this new found perspective. All the more reason to pull ideas and
skill sets from all of the art genres that I love so much.