I think what I'm getting the most out of these art television shows is that art is not spontaneous. Every artist has their own process. Every artist has their own method of doing things. I also seem to be learning that art doesn't just pop into being perfect and beautiful. Creation is a process. You make mistakes and you experiment and you figure it out.
And I think the most important lesson is the lesson of patience. Creation takes time. Creation cannot be spontaneous if you want it to be right and up to a standard.