Sometimes I start on a piece and get so far and then can’t figure out how to finish it. Such was the case with this piece. I had the back ground and even the woman’s face, then my muse took a vacation and there the canvas sat, unfinished, waiting for further inspiration. This doesn’t happen a lot, thankgoodness, as I like to finish what I start, but once in a while I just can’t seem to reach the finish line. So today I went in to my studio and tried to decide what to work on. There was my unfinished canvas staring at me. A worthy goal for the day. Not sure where to go with this piece, I went online and started looking for quotes. Pages later, I happened on this quote, “You cannot prevent birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair”. It’s a chinese proverb. There was my muse, dancing around clapping his hands! A few hours later and filled with satisfaction at having completed my task for the day (I also got the vacuuming done and worked out-woo-hoo) I am happy with my finished piece and even more happy knowing tomorrow when I step into my studio I won’t still be looking at that unfinished canvas.