The artist beckons the muse, leaps into the creative flow, and allows herself to be completely submerged. What she encounters can lead to euphoria, despair, joy, fear ~ the entire wheel of emotions. Then she must dare to express what she has seen, to bare her soul to even the most casual eye. Is this difficult? No, it is simply necessary. A Deliberate Choice It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ……..