Like starkers said, do it for you first
Well not exactly, but that's what I meant. Shaunna always enjoyed making fractal wallpapers and experimenting with different styles, so when she got frustrated about not getting on the front page, I asked he what was it that she enjoyed most about it, and when she said it was making them and experimenting with new 'flames' [plug-ins], I said: "Well that's the reason you do it, then, for yourself first, and if you get works accepted on WC, then that's a bonus."
I made some icons a few years ago, and I'd like to create some more, but sadly my hands cramp up with arthritis and I can't spend much time messing around in PSP or other art softwares to make much of anything these days. Oh well, there's other pleasures in life I can still do... and who knows, a miracle treatment for arthritis might happen and let me do more of what I like to.
I won't mention the stuff I don't like, like cleaning and chores.