Artists may subject themselves to criticism by sharing their work, but there are many misconceptions that surround the profession.
Several artists used the Whisper app to make true confessions about their profession and creative process. From feeling disappointed by hearing people say "get a real job" to feeling frustrated by onlookers who watch them work, their responses reveal some of the struggles artists experience.
If you, too, are an artist, you'll likely find comfort in knowing that others feel the same way you do. If you're not personally an artist, but have one in your life, these confessions will help to shine a light on some of the frustrations they may face.
You can read some of their confessions below: