Daniella's insightful chapter on Studio Practices and Creativity inspires me to recommend the book to any artist struggling with the Inner Critic, the Inner Perfectionist, the Inner Procrastinator, in short, any artist at all! One passage that really hit home for me is her section on "putting in the hours":
There is something that happens in our bodies when we put in the hours. Confidence appears, fear lifts, and we have a sense of empowerment... One day the process becomes easy and natural, and you'll wonder why it was so hard at first.
Don't be discouraged if your initial efforts don't match your vision. Keep making art consistently; put in the hours and don't worry about the outcome. Do what's necessary to make room in your life for time in the studio.
I wouldn't say that making art ever becomes easy, but your relationship with the struggle becomes less of an obstacle. The Inner Critic can more easily be told to take a hike. Picking up the paint brush or making a quick sketch becomes natural. Being in the process and not worrying about the outcome becomes easier. Making bad art becomes just part of the process, not some "failure". And making art that you like happens more often.