I’ve been able to create forms of pseudo-art with words for years. I would argue to say that as music is art, writing is also. Creative being, creative making, is art.
However, the kind of art I am generally not good at, is the type that most people think of when they think art. Drawing, painting, sketching, and creating with mediums like chalk, charcoal and pastels.
I have tired. I went through art supplies to no avail as a child. I got charcoal when I was thirteen or so. I can create things, as anyone can, and call it art, but it is not a talent of mine. And while I can draw a dinosaur or a campsite as prompted by a kid at work, I don’t do this type of art to my own devices anymore since I never felt like I was accomplishing anything
This being said, because I don’t ‘do’ this type of art, I don’t typically discover artists which kind of sucks. I find the artists who do music and then do art as an extension of their creative being, or vice versa.
Brandon Boyd — the lead singer of Incubus and furthermore, a creative genus — creates intricate pieces of artwork that I do not yet understand. Yet combined with my love for his music, a commonality, I feel we all can share some sort of connection through art to each other.
Create how you will, how you want.
But let nothing stop you from creating.