Monday, January 31, 2011
Goofier Is Better
The canvas that supports this thing has been at least two other things before this. I've been working on this version for at least a year - I don't really remember how long. By "working" I mean doing stuff to it and then leaving it alone for months.
There have definitely been times when I didn't know what to do to it next. This week I figured out that I was being too precious about it. You just have to pick something to do and do it. It doesn't really matter what you do, just decide and that's what it's going to be. I think I was trying to do the perfect thing. How stupid is that? After all, it's a painting of cartoon strawberries getting struck by lightening. What is at risk here?
I used to know better than that. I've got to stop being so dramatic. I know - I'll be goofier!