I am never convinced, never certain. Today's version could be better, the previous version may have been the best. Of all the visual forms and elements in the final state of "Drawing-04·23·2013" (state 3) some are probably better, some worse, then in the previous version (but I am not certain). It is an endless question: when to proceed to alter, when to call it finished? A frustrating part of my personality is my desire to play the game of a little change here, and a little change there, in pursuit of small enhancements (e.g., compare the alligator's teeth in today's version to his teeth in yesterday's post). This bewilders in life choices as well. At the fork in the road, do you go left, or right? I think Yogi Berra said it best: "When you come to a fork in the road...take it."
Yesterday's second drawing went well. It is smaller in size, and therefore my movement through it felt less risky. In today's post I am complaining about the pain of self-doubt. It is best if I simply move on, and follow the idea of another great baseball player: Satchel Paige said, “Don't look back, something might be gaining on you." Satchel Paige also expressed another thought relevant to art: "Mother always told me, if you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to no one else." To put this in the context of art, here is a quote from Pablo Picasso: "Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth."
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