But let’s be honest. Some people start painting without acquiring certain skills, so what they paint doesn’t look very good. That doesn’t make it bad art. You keep working, just like you keep working on writing and you keep working on your instrument. You keep doing it because it is an ennobling human activity and an exploration of the spirit.
Not all our explorations of the spirit deserve to be hung on a stranger’s wall. That’s not why we’re doing it. We’re not doing it for that stranger’s approval. We’re doing it because it’s our path. And what is it a path to? That’s nobody’s business frankly. It’s a path.
And so it goes. There is no bad art. There are no bad artists. There are just people working toward something unseen.” —Cary Tennis