Solitude is as important to an artist as the ocean is to a fisherman. As artists, and writers, and musicians, and poets, we must become comfortable with the quietness, with the "alone-ness", so we can hear our own thoughts & create from within. Even if the end result makes no sense to anyone else. (like this facecloth!)
There are many artists out there, but not all create from the heart. Chances are good that if is done from within, it will eventually find its way to another heart, somewhere.