From upheaval, chaos and confusion comes the delight of something beautiful, unexpected and lasting. A message the process of art-making consistently delivers:
Roll with it
It's a good reminder about life! Often there are frustrations, disappointments and false turns - but whenever they happen in painting those very challenges evolve in to the best aspects of a piece. Like tangible proof that in those messy phases there is indeed a "higher good" unfolding.
This isn't just "talk". I really experience this all the time. Often I don't handle the challenges gracefully in the moment - but then I learn (yet again!) this sweet wisdom - vowing to remember next time I'm in crisis. Now that I've written a post about it maybe I finally will :)