The creative process can be both frustrating and invigorating. These are photos of my daughter working on her sketchbook assignment for visual arts: look, hold, draw. . . look, hold, draw. . . erase or restate. . . look, hold, draw. Each assignment provides challenges as she learns new skills, solves problems, practices techniques, and makes both mistakes and improvements day by day. It is hard work-- sometimes involving tears, furrowed brows, and crumpled paper balls thrown on the floor. It is sometimes an emotional roller coaster until she arrives at the finished product (on the other side of the challenge) and considers the results of the hard work that took her to a new place and a new sketch.