considering the means
of artistic creation

This is a detail
from an early attempt
at capturing the mystery of Magritte
with the stars of Flammarion.

I might have been 20.

I was never unhappy with it... but the image in my mind was so much better.
Sharp pencils barely work with acrylic paints... the line width is constant with distance...
there are no shadows... and the physicist in me looks at the diffraction spikes on the stars
(there is no reason for them to be aligned with the door)
and says... hmmmmm... not quite.