Creating art is difficult.
An incredible amount of understanding is needed: from
knowledge of the history, tools and techniques of art to a knowledge of how we, as artists, fit into the grander scheme.
It is in a state of honed but empty readiness that the mystery of creativity may find expression through us.
If it does, it will be powerful, it will touch, and it will have life. It will then be worthy of the term "art". - Simon Kogan