Process is everything. Arriving at the destination is always so much less than the journey when it comes to creating - for me, anyhow. The thrill is in seeing how things emerge, the spirit that comes through...or in some cases, drops back from the original concept in a piece. There is so much learning. There is so much learning and this is what excites me about painting. It is different every day.
There are so many metaphors about what we all go through in life and in art. You can prepare yourself, but not fully - for the surprises that come. Finding your sweetspot, knowing how to be prepared for the next Tornado, and learning the lessons out of each stage of the process is important to developing yourself as an artist and a Full Time Human Being.