Some people have this idea, myself included unfortunately, that if something comes easily and feels good, it probably isn't serious/worthy/MERITORIOUS shall we say. I labour under this misconception when it comes to producing artwork. Did this happen to me in art school? I dunno.
I recently started to make some inky - washy faces on BFK Rives paper, and boy did it ever feel good. I was in need of some art therapy, and I got it. I felt myself "decompressing" and relaxing as I watched the ink move unpredictably across the paper. Some I like better than others, but over-all I am pleased with the results. I am actually quite fascinated by how closely they reflect my state of mind at this particular juncture. But, could they, can they actually be good (MERITORIOUS) when they come quickly, and easily, and make me feel good?
The brain can be a real bitch.