I read a lot of art-related blogs, frequently visit museums and galleries, and come across talented artists and crafters through my job. It's so inspirational and such great motivation to me as a creative person. I've tried a lot of different crafts over the years and created art with a lot of different media. I'm competent in some areas and a total novice in others. With enough practice, I could become much better at painting, or embroidery, or even sewing. But I'm convinced that there are some skills I could never master, that there are skills that require an inborn gift or talent that no amount of practice can replace.