This is the beginning of a watercolor painting. I’m trying to figure out which patterns in the water I want to pick up and ignore. I get headaches trying to figure water out. I did the same thing with rocks, trees, clouds, and people. I know I can get water too. I’ve drawn horses since I was 5-6 years old. I would watch Mom paint and think, “I could do that better, hers are too stiff.” Mom would ask me to critique her paintings so it was a natural progression for me to try to put my visions on paper too. I’m still working on getting it right. I don’t think I will ever be able to catch what I see exactly, but it’s so much fun trying and so much pain. Kind of like long distance running or sitting in meditation for an hour without moving. You get twitchy, thoughts stray, concentration flags, you have doubts, hit walls, move past all those obstacles and finish feeling great!