So…about 9pm I started a new drawing…which was a great idea, right? Since I have to get up at 5am? Yeah….so anyways, drawing is still in progress…I was working away…worked at my drawing table, put the drawing on the island in the kitchen to stand and draw…even propped it up on the easel. I would stand back and look at the piece…It just…wasn’t…working. The tree is comprised of all words…for some reason I connected the edges…ewwwww. Not good. Then I remembered Mr. Elmore…in my college drawing classes. He would come along and look at your work, as if it was okay to fold it and…bam! Just like that, you could see how the composition wasn’t working…he…set..the..drawing..FREE!
So that is what I did…ran to the office, put my drawing on the floor, placed the floor fan on top (the biggest circle I could think of, mind you) and just like that- improvement! Now, this piece is by no means resolved, but I can go to sleep now and feel better about what I have to work with tomorrow.
In typical form, I have documented my pure joy in silly staged photos. Special thanks to the husband for humoring me and taking the pictures.
Artist and Art Teacher