Creating art is not dissimilar to back packing in the wilderness.
One goes to the location, finds the trail head, starts up the trail, exerts a lot of energy, rethinks a trajectory or two, and discovers many amazing (or disturbing) things about oneself and about the world around them. A more experienced hiker might add the spice of history, philosophy, biology, and even spirituality to the journey.
Thusly thought, art making can be considered cleansing, invigorating ... and perhaps quite foolish, depending on the weather.
In other words. Life at its best!