-T. Adorno, from Aesthetic Theory
Having made "art" and written papers in about equal quanities so far, I can say that writing a paper and creating a work of visual art feel identical to me. I have the same sense of nauseating self-doubt punctuated by feelings of euphoria throughout the entire process. Concluded of course, by an eventual closing of my eyes and tossing the work out into the ether with a "well, I did what I could" resignation.
Sometimes I make some real crap out of words.