Sunday, February 04, 2007

Datebook Catch-Up

It's been a while, but I've still been doodling away. The quote for the 29th-30th reads, "Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen." —Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

The quote f0r the 31st and 1st comes from a somewhat sillier source, but resonates with profundity: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." —Miss Piggy

Finally, a word from H.D. Thoreau via his 2-Feb-1854 journal entry, "Is not January the hardest month to get through? When you have weathered that, you get into the gulfstream of winter, nearer the shores or spring."

Considering the cold streak we're experiencing, I'd have to add the February might be a little tough too, but I'd like to think we are nearer to spring.

I broke a cardinal rule with my box of tea sketch. I did the drawing in pencil, and then added colored pencil. This always makes for a "muddy" result—naughty me. Sometimes I just need to repeat the mistakes to remind myself of them. Good thing I'm not a brain surgeon.

I'm calling the trip up to dad's yesterday to finish the valances my artist date for the week. I applied a couple of coats of polyurethane to them, and I did it very artistically (if I may say so myself). Pictures of the results will be posted when I mount them above the windows.

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