The activity of drawing is becoming extremely similar to the activity of painting. This is a good thing. It is the creation of pentimento which identifies the acts as similar. In yesterday's first drawing (below) you can clearly see the telltale marks on the paper. The repeated pencil searches are impossible to completely remove, despite intense efforts to erase unacceptable attempts. Yesterday's drawing #2 is excellent. It displays my acquisition of a great deal of knowledge. The work is becoming more substantial as I accept my innate artistic and personal directions. It feels right and good. So, it is with mixed emotions I leave the studio for several days. Yesterday I told you about my attending my niece's wedding, which I am anticipating with great joy. However, the removal of the day by day routine of the studio, especially when my efforts are going so well, perturbs me. Realistically this perturbation is unimportant when compared to the pleasure and satisfaction of my seeing my niece marry. I will be in the studio today, and then will miss just five days of work, returning to the studio on Tuesday May 22.
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