Im often asked, "Where do you get your stones from.?"
It can sometimes sound a bit of a demeaning question .
Your skill is somehow diminished.
But maybe they're right to ask that question.
Maybe it IS the stones
Maybe it WAS the paint?
Maybe Van Gogh was a mediocre painter but incredibly, had a special almost magical set of paints!
Maybe the colours took hold of the bristles of the brush, he merely needed to hang on to, as the paint guided the artist's strokes across the canvas, to create a masterpiece.
Maybe the talented people who use paint, or stones, or wood, or metal and or any other artistic material, are not amazingly skillfully but just helplessly obedient to the medium they have been chosen to work with?