I have some artistic ability, but it is probably a hobby and doesn't drive my life into a dark abysmal hole were I am alone and against the world.
This cracks me up because people always tell me that I seem too "normal" to be an artist. What's normal? If normal for an artist is to live in squalor, never bathe and to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown every few hours, count me out. So, go ahead. Don't count me as an artist. My work speaks for itself.