i think you can do poetry like a painting, and paintry like a poeting.
you can say words accidentally, in a form of fruedian slip, then one can also slip on his canvas, and draw something he didnt mean to draw.
an 8 year old boy, or 5 year old girl, can, quite convincingly paint something better than a 20 year old naphyfam, completely by accident, as long as they keep their peepers peeled.
i might say, ones eye (linings) and ear (letterings) is perhaps the wiser than the hand (box and ellipse) or the mouth (gasbagging), because one was seeing others art instead of doing ones own, so he managed to learn a bit more.
ones input, has learnt more than was is reflected by ones output, until he wants to use his extra input knowledge hes not outputting yet, and train his output up.
so i feel, an audience has very keen eyes and ears, and the performer has very good hand and mouth... which the audience lacks, making them the fun seer, instead of the fun doer.