What is your experience with art, as spectator or creator?

In this first assignment, in contrast to many of the ones to come, you are asked to give an almost entirely personal account of your relationship to art. In one or two paragraphs, tell me what is art for you. What is your experience with art, as spectator or creator? Does art have an important place in your life? More specifically, with a view to this course, do you define art in any way, at least for yourself, or do you prefer to have a totally open-ended concept; and why the former or the latter?