Ah, you are in school--the worst place to be for anyone who wants to create from their need. You will perhaps get over it some years after you leave.
Maybe I haven't met the right people, but of all the artists I know, I don't know one that makes their art for any other reason than the pleasure, true deep pleasure, in the process of making it. Artists are concerned with making, not with things made. And certainly not with the "idea" of being an artist. No sane person would be an artist just for the image of it. It doesn't pay well enough.