One thing I feel like people always ask me when I say, “yes, I am an artist” is- “So, like what is your thing?”
By thing- they mean branding. It took me a while to figure that out. They are really asking is, "What makes you unique, different from everyone else, how can you be defined in a couple of words, etc."
When I first decided I was going to finally say I was an artist, I thought branding yourself meant choosing a couple of things to put your stamp on.