All is lost… or not!
I do a little writing too, which led me to the work of mythologist, Joseph Campbell, and his famous Hero’s Journey. A universal event cycle defines a hero, but I found it applicable to many aspects of my creative life. Every painting is a birth, death and resurrection. We push past the moments where we believe all is lost (“Worst Painting EVER!”). Push on until our nemesis is slain. Then we return transformed to share new gifts of knowledge with our tribe. It’s no secret. Just keep pushing.