To be an artist requires one simple, yet incredibly brave thing Art is being your true, authentic self To be an artist requires one simple, yet incredibly brave thing. We must be our authentic self. That’s it. There is a obscenely low number of artists in our world. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.