From our “non-artistic” teenager… 
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”

…but a fish can jump out of water and survive!  

This isn’t a quote to excuse not trying at what you aren’t good at. It is a quote asking others not to judge people. It is about finding contentment and having pride in your  personal strengths, even when you are working at or even struggling at something that is outside of those strengths. Everyone, when given the chance, can be good or even great.
Challenge your kids! Take part in their education but dont do their projects. Cheer them on!

 The school project was to choose a quote and illustrate it with multiple mediums. This went from being an idea of a 3 foot paper mache tree with a fish on top that would have been tossed after being marked, to this! 

I asked dear Son to consider making a project that could be displayed when finished, that he could keep and enjoy.

 A pintrest search for “diy tree” and “diy fish” and he came up with and made this. He isnt even done it yet, but already looks great! The picture doesnt do it justice! A fish might not be able to climb a tree, and dear Son might not consider himself artistic. But some fish can jump great heights out of their environment and so has our Son!