35 years ago at my first studio job as an illustrator I sat before a piece I'd struggled with all afternoon. A senior illustrator walked up behind me at the end of the day and looked over my shoulder. I waited for him to tell me the piece was better than I thought it was, or some such, but instead he gave me a gentle smack on the back and said, "Sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes the bear gets you."
Here's the small part of today's watercolor that worked out. The bear got the rest.
Feb.8 2009 SF