I was working on a recent painting and was texting "almost" versions to a friend. "Stop, it's perfect!" she pleaded. I was at a loss in communicating why it wasn't perfect to me. Yet. So I kept going. Two steps forward...one step back...for another week. I kept reflecting on why or how I knew it wasn't done. And then it became clear. I need to keep painting, keep refining and reworking until I KNOW who this person is...and what she's all about. Who is she? What does she feel? What is she yearning for? Once I know, it's done. It's a process of seeing their deeper soul.