Lately I've been hard at work on a difficult painting . There are a lot of elements in it that I keep telling myself not to mess up on while I paint it. It's like when your friend says, don't look now, and you always look. DUH, just don't say it. So as I was torturing myself to get this line straight, make sure this lines up with that and don't smudge that thing over there I hit a wall and had to walk away. As I stepped away from the painting I opened up my pile of notes I have for that infamous book I'm still working on. I found a note written that says," don't worry if your lines aren't straight, A slight vibration in a line shows that there's life to it". I don't know where this nugget of wisdom came from but it came to me at the right time.