Although I’ve been drawing everyday – still – the past few days have not afforded me time to do much more than a few simple lines. I really have been craving painting – I mean, I want to paint. Everyday, I plan to stay up late, listen to records, and paint. But, as the day wears on, the notion of staying up late becomes less and less appealing. I need a lot of sleep these days. For whatever reason…a million of them. So, I think up big plans, and then go to bed early.
Oh, a helpful tip – keep doing it. Even if it seems unfun today, another obligation. Keep on. I wrote down two phrases today: “the festival of all festivals” and “all the eggs were wrong, wrong, wrong” – I can picture the drawings that define these phrases or that the phrases define…blah, blah, blah. So, I always have an ace under the table. Even if, in the dreary hot days of mid-September, I have a day or two when the thought of drawing is utterly unappealing – I will still have something to draw.
I need to remind myself that part of this project was to learn to structure and discipline my inclination toward art. I think it’s working. I like realizing that although I have chosen drawing (largely for the medium’s simplicity) as the vehicle – I am fairly inspired by thinking about other mediums. I have a lot of ideas. I am trying to believe that if I do this everyday, the project will elaborate itself in a way that is natural. Or perhaps not. I will just have to see what happens.

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