I awoke at 3 AM this morning...worries of oblivion. I needed to draw an image which had popped into my head; a dream? Recent drawings show a man balancing on a rock. This morning's drawing illustrated a man on a rock, with a terrible, large flying insect, behind him; an insect reminiscent of the one in drawing #3 of 07/22/2011. I made this morning's drawing on 8.5 X 11 inch white printer paper, and then tried to go back to sleep. I lay there for an hour, and then got up. Here I am. Right now I am making great strides in my art. There is importance in the quick sketch I made so early this morning. I worry most about the end of my research when I capture an insight of true meaning. Things are going well.
The painting "Pulling Onions" is moving toward completion. I feel mastery in my ability to solve its problems. This does not mean my work comes easily, but that I am able to hang in there until the solution feels correct. Mastery is not about ability which allows quick, facile solutions, rather it is disciplined acuity. I have educated myself to recognize discomfort. Mastery is the belief one can find a proper solution, and it is the strength to work until an appropriate solution is found. This is happening in "Pulling Onions."
Yesterday's two drawing are also insightful and instructive.
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