5. October 5, 2016

There's a level of self-consciousness to posting these drawings.  There are specific people I worry about looking at these someday.  The supposed immortality of the web, until perhaps failure to pay by site rental puts the pixels in arrears, or electo-magnetism goes weird and everything disappears anyway.  Anyway.

2. October 2, 2016 The past is never dead

My original impulse (and I'm talking about an original impulse that I had yesterday) was to post my drawing journal on twitter.  Basically to post a drawing a day, to try very hard to maintain the discipline of that.

The presumption is that a journal is chronological.  "The past isn't dead.  It isn't even past." -- William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun


1. October 1, 2016

On August 30 I resumed doing a drawing a day, a habit that had fallen into abeyance. A daily journal, in the manner of Lartigue.  Lartigue kept a daily journal.  It had a drawing, often of a photograph that he took that day, but he likely had not developed the film or printed the photo yet.  He also noted the day's weather, what he did that day (in a bare bones way), and rated the day from 1 - 20.  I inadvertently reduced this to 1 - 10 (the current cultural template for ratings).  So this journal page rates he da on the 1 - 10 scale, but as of today I vow to use the 1- 20 scale.  I tend not to be very good at ranking things -- perhaps that correlates with my frequent lack of boundaries (I'm working on that).  I always want to put a little more of every spice into a dish, turn the volume up always just another notch.