When I was in college, I took an extra-curricular art class using pastels. I was a decidedly below average artist but I've never forgotten the pleasure I got from the experience, especially the time I spent arranging items to make a still life picture. Though my drawing wasn't very good, in the arranging I could get just the picture that I wanted. I liked that.
I still like to arrange fruit. There is a bowl in my kitchen that I fill each week with the fruit that will serve as breakfast and lunch for JT and me. I like to eat fruit that is fresh and seasonal and so the contents of the bowl change with the seasons. It's my weekly still life project.