"Draw things that have some meaning to you. An apple, what does it mean? The object drawn doesn't matter so much. It's what you feel about it, what it means to you.
On his blog, Struts and Beams, TJ Dawe has posted a letter Sherwood Anderson sent to his son - an aspiring painter in Paris - in 1927. Anderson was in his 50s at the time. The whole article is worth a look, but the above quote really sang out to me. It applies to why one creates art, no matter what the art happens to be.
Original post HERE.