The two drawings I made yesterday were born and bred from risk. Each was made with more abandon than usual. I let myself fall into each of the drawings, allowing the drawings to develop without much self-criticism. Consequently both drawings exhibit reasons to question and criticize, e.g. the the extreme disparity in head sizes of the first drawing and the different sizes of the man's hands in the second drawing. The return on my investment is the exhilaration I felt while making these drawings. Intellectual double-takes did not get in the way. It was pure pleasure making these drawings. Such activity bolsters my ability to take risks, as these drawings return a different type of satisfaction from those made with safety. Today, with optimism for risk, born from the success of these drawings, I will return to the painting "Window." "Window" is in a place which stopped me from acting. I was not sure how to take the next step. I have no idea where today's "next step" will lead. I am, however, confident "Window" will end today better than it is now. (Look to the post of 05/05/2011 for the present state of "Window.")
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