Beginnings and endings

There had been a lot of growth during this sketchbook. Both in skill set


The black and white was done about a year ago, the watercolor was done last night.

But also growth in intention. 

Growth in self control 

Growth in forward vision

While there is a slight melancholy about the ending of this sketchbook, there is great positive energy about what comes next.

What does come next?

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Persistence and fruition


There is something about commission work that I’m not fond of. 

Most of the time when I do something artistic it’s whatever I want to do. If it doesn’t turn out well I erase, or reuse the paper, or throw it away. If it turns out well I can put it away and bring it out when a rough patch comes up. 

But commissions, it has to be finished. It has to be done the way someone else wants it and once it’s done I have to give it to someone else.

Luckily this commissioned book is finished

Whew