I have a bad habit in passionate conversations and even more so in arguments to use "always" or "never" words. We see it often in everyday life. Learning a second language as an adult was difficult to accept the exceptions. Often I think, or want to think in black and white, right or wrong, but more often than not there are exceptions to the rule. We govern this way as parents, prisons are run this way, teachers teach this way. Well it’s also true in painting. I learned when starting a landscape painting to always start with the image in the background, farthest away. Then work your way up. Well this week I learned there are many exceptions to that rule. As in art, things blend. The background is sometimes put in last. I struggled with that concept quite a bit until I had to do it. I learned like every other exception in life, art too has exceptions. The ONLY thing definite in this life is that God loves you. No matter how I feel, no matter what I see, no matter what I say, no matter what I do. God loves me, and He loves you. No exception.