Getting ready in two ways...
The last few days have been confusing. I have been burning the candle at two ends, the art end, and the personal end. This brings together strange bedfellows, and conflict. The drawing I show above displays this incompatibility. My art is always important, and so are my friends and relatives. It is holiday giving time and the purchases and packages are being made. Yesterday's second drawing (the one shown above) is a good one. It practices the approach I have been espousing. I find it extremely interesting that a drawing begun through an abstract compositional impulse ends with a statement about my current emotional confusion. As these men appeared on the page I deeply felt the satisfaction of making art as a release via introspection. The first drawing (shown below) was not so satisfying. It was done mechanically. It made me feel more frustrated. There is a lesson here. The best art is a marriage of three: emotion, intuition, and intellect.
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