Saturday, October 22, 2005
Look what I found...
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It is time to purge my work space. I was cleaning out my flat files today. I have an ancient set they let me have when I worked at The Post. I got them in 1987 and I'm sure they were twenty years old at that time. I threw away a bunch of old stuff. But then I came across stuff I've not thought of for so long I've forgotten I have it.
This is one of those. It is a colored pencil piece I did for my sister-in-law when she was married for the first time. They seemed really in love, but he turned out to be a jerk and the marriage didn't last. I found a 4' x 5' slide of it in the flat files. I have often wondered what happened to the original. It was, I think, 24 x 20 and framed nicely. It was probably burned in a ceremonial pyre with a bunch of his stuff. :-D
It's obvious I was totally enamored with Bill Nelson's work at the time. I hadn't figured out yet that you have to find your own thing. You can do someone else's. And check out his pinky on his left hand. That's just bad. What, is it broken?
The good thing is looking at this tells me I have gotten better. It has taken 17 years, but I think I've gotten better.