Exactly so! I am an artist even when I am not involved with a project. It is my connection with divine creative spirit that makes it so. It has as much to do with the way I see things as it does with whatever work I create.
I will always be a free spirit, and honestly I think it frightens people who are so caught up in the construct of society. Not all "rules, labeling and regulations" are good for the spirit, especially a free one.