A bear comes alive on my canvas.
I like him.
I should stop painting.
Instead I add brushstrokes.
Bad idea. I lose him.
He disappears into a mess of goo.
Fortunately, I took a photo before he slammed the door.
I repeat the same brushstrokes. I repeat the same colors.
I repeat the same everything.
The harder I try. The worse it looks.
Have you been there?
The harder you try to make something work, the worse it becomes?
I have to let my bears emerge on their own.
Watch the change every brushstroke makes.
Forget the bears of pigment past.
Be open to new discoveries.
I play with layers and layers of paint.
A new bear appears.
This one is different. Better. Stronger.