4.17.2009

making real.


It's a luxury to take my time and really work ideas out on paper.
I'm lucky to get the chance to do that.


It doesn't come without a price (i.e. less income from selling) and a little bit of stress,
but it allows me to savor what I'm doing and work things out in my mind.

In the factory of making, mistakes are profit loss. In the process of making, mistakes are subtle bits of additional beauty, cause for thought, and capturing the essence of marking.

A real drawing holds onto mistakes, and makes them part of the piece.
The indention from an erased line, the pale gray residue from an eraser, the smudges.
These are the most beautiful parts of a drawing. These are the elements that remind me how precious it is to take time to make rather than fabricate.


(Later today there will be some gardening talk, a new-to-me recipe, and a bit more about the seed/recipe swap. Join me, won't you?)

3 comments:

Emma said...

"In the factory of making, mistakes are profit loss. In the process of making, mistakes are subtle bits of additional beauty, cause for thought, and capturing the essence of marking."

I love that!

shayna said...

beautiful drawing and lovely thoughts! it's so easy to forget to enjoy everything that's involved in contributing to the final product...

Katrine K said...

Wonderful drawing