So you think this is a straight line?
The efficacy of the daily venture is the meaning of today's title. The freehand drawing of a straight line is as difficult as unravelling reality through the enterprise of art-making ― neither comes out straight and clean. They zig and they zag (perhaps less so with more practice), but the zig and the zag will always be there. I wish there was a gauge with a pointer, and it hit "reality" when one is making art genuine and true. Since there is none, the wandering, the acceptance of the zig and zag will continue. I do enjoy the process. It's like reading a mystery novel.
All of this is prelude to me telling you that yesterday was a good day in the studio. I write the blog so you and I can follow the zigs and the zags as I seek the true center of the target. Disclaimer: the center of the target will never be hit! However, I did get a little closer to that proverbial center yesterday. Yesterday both my painting, and my drawing, exuded authenticity while in process. That was a good feeling! I will go back for more of it, but not today. Today I will do other things, including getting my home ready for the holidays and the wonderful visitors we shall have.
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