In my Bible reading this morning, I read 1 Kings 7, where the author is writing about all the details of the building of the temple. Something that stood out to me was the attention paid to the details in the Holy of Holies, where only God would see the bronze work. Cedar pomegranates, gourds, lilies, and latticework covered in gold were all a part of the temple.
So when we paint, or garden, or dance, or write, or sing, or sew, or cook, or carve, even when no one else sees or notices or appreciates, God sees and God cares. God wanted there to be golden lilies in the Holy of Holies where only He would see. So we can do all things to His glory. For whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31.
God cares about all of it. And that is both sobering and fulfilling.