A little fish, overhearing a fisherman remark that water is essential to life, became panicky and swam desperately in search of water, until it reached the ocean and asked a wise old fish where it could find water. The old timer laughed and said, “Why, you’ve never been out of water. You’ve had water all the time, but you didn’t know it.” So it is with faith; you have it, it is with you. You simply have to realize and use it and it will grow.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Patience is what you require when the fish are not hungry.
“You got that look again, Alvin,” said Arthur Stuart.
“What look is that?”
“Like you need to piss but you’re afraid it’s gonna come out in chunks.”
~Orson Scott Card from:
The Crystal City
So it’s been another busy week of work, classes and a bit more travel.
I have been carrying my sketchbook around with me to try and learn how to draw a good carp in my spare time.
The first one was evil looking so I kept going…and I think I am getting the hang of it. Scales are hard. Fins are hard. Drawing a good carp is hard.
I want to do a big carp painting…but I figured I might better look into learning how to “see” a carp first. Drawing not being one of my many (ahem) talents…I have been working on it in small doses.
I have been painting, but not much of any value is coming out right now. I am painting over some old canvas that I didn’t like the original work on to keep costs down while I experiment.
This summer just has not been very productive with all the work, meeting and greeting, and travel…not to mention the classes. I am looking forward to a slower pace real soon so I can get back to me…just me.
Looking forward to the fall I guess.
Just wanted to check in with you all…share a little of what I have been doing and let everyone know I am still alive.
Well, next week should be a little slower and I hope to get back to regular blogging again.
There will be a new show going up at The Hub bookstore and cafe in Danville KY starting September 5th. The show will run for two months. It’s a very cool place that is as well known for it’s books and treats as it is for the fantastic art they display. So I am excited about it.
I submitted my info to another 20 galleries across the country this last week. We shall see what happens with that…maybe something good will pop.
I am off to spend a family day…and catch up on the domestic chores…