Making art never seems to get easy, somehow. The goalposts recede into the foggy distance, elusive. Sure, the work you produce gets better. But the mental energy it takes to produce it doesn’t go down. If anything, it goes up. You realize that to make good art, you’re going to have to work with emotions, put your trust in the most crazy parts of yourself, study everything around you, make peace with mostly being a failure, and repeat these steps for basically forever.

Tyler Hobbs on making art through programming