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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Enough is Enough

I always feel like I’m preparing for January like a battle. Stock up supplies (pumpkin bread and chocolate) preparing for the months ahead lit only by the blue light of my monitor screen I order a gross of woolly socks for everyone. Mittens, earmuffs, long underwear flu shots Perpetual layered clothing (at least 5-6 layers please). And still I limp away at the end of it wounded and weary. But ALIVE.

I'm done with a deadline and now I have about 45 minutes before I have to start my next one. But I have a painting I've been wanting to fit in so I'm going to take a break and do it.

I have a question for you, whoever you are. How do you know when you are done painting? I don't have a hard time answering this question for other people, but I have a devil of a time answering it for myself. Maybe you can help me?

While I was painting this picture, my husband said I should stop it right about....


I can see his point. Let some of the drawing show through, it kind of has a wood blocky look to it.

But in the end I couldn't do it. My need to fiddle with things won out and I kept going.

But was I right? I honestly can't tell. Please give me your opinion.

thanks awfully,