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Redunnit

I volunteered at the Sono Art Festival in Norwalk, CT,  yesterday. I worked hard,but I had a lot of fun!  The artists were superb, and I made great friends, even if it was just for a few hours.  A very well run show and I hope to exhibit in it sometime in the future.

But as I looked, I realized my thoughts were right about selling a lot of small affordable art.  So, I looked back on some of the work I wanted to redo (failure is such an ugly word isn’t it?

For instance, I did this note card as a preliminary sketch, and loved it.  Can’t find it. I must have sent it out to someone. Silly me.

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Then as a finished version, it left a lot to be desired.  It looks like a cosmic baseball glove to me. (Actually failure is more of an ugly and dismal word.)

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So, finally to make up for all that dismalness, I decided to make on it one of my redos in a smaller scale.

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Yes, once again “Venus and Mars are Alright, Tonight”.

I Don’t Like It

Phooey!  Dammit, damn, damn  and damn, again!

I really don’t like the way this turned out.

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It was supposed to be carefree…..but to me, it looks sloppy and lazy.  The piece of fecal matter I mentioned before.  I really had wanted it to come out like this:

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This:

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Or even this!

 

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Here I’ve done two tries on this drawing…both utter failures.  I may make a do-over in the future, but not now.

I’m too frustrated.

And now I’m feeling insecure about choosing the next subject…will I have the drive, to do what I want?

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Drive, get it?

Well, at least I kept my promise.

Missed the Boat…

Every so often, I do something that, to me, is unacceptable.  In other words I….fail. Usually I don’t redo the ones that miss the mark, but this time I will.

The featured picture is probably the best of the tries I made of this idea.  I did it when I was painting with acrylic, rhinestones and glitter.  I kind of miss doing that! I’m thinking of doing some more small ones, as a sideline.

Here’s another example.

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However, it didn’t quite do it.

Here’s another example:

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Yet another good drawing, but damned failure at what I was attempting to do.

THECAMPUSSo, there I go again.  Making the best of my failures (in my regular life, too.)  Maybe this time I will finally, finally get it!  Or maybe not.

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It’s that time of year again…..Happy New Year!

Right about now, all sorts of news stories are printed about the triumphs of the year.  I however,  with my contrary streak, am going to display my biggest flops of the year. It helps me to remember I can fail, and I hope it helps beginning artists not to be discouraged.  Everyone screws up now and then.dancing

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"Ferris Wheel"

 

So goodbye to the failures of 2014, and welcome to the triumphs of 2015.  And probably a few flops in 2015, too.

For what it’s worth…here’s Grand Central Sunday Morning

Well, I finished “Grand Central Sunday Morning”, and I’m totally dissatisified with it.  And no, I  don’t have the patience to do it again.  I realize that I have a weakness when it comes to architectual detail, such as I found out in “Sentinel”.

Every so often, a group of art students gather in Grand Central, drawing pads in hand to do a perspective class.  I used to fantasize about stopping for a moment, and giving help to them.  After this humbling experience, maybe I should take tips from them.

 

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Audrey II is growing again….

After taking a bit of time off, having fun, and desparing about finding another paying job….I’m working on Scraggly Weed, again. This time, I decided to take it slow, and as I did in Pocket Paradise, do each butterfly and each flowing plume as if it were a mini-drawing in itself….so, I’ve just started, nothing to show yet.

So, just for fun, I thought I’d show some of my failures…that’s right, work that did not make it into my final portfolio. So, relax, have a laugh, and realize I’m not oversensitive about my work.

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This was my first try for View From Long Island City

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“Going Home” final version. For some reason, it just didn’t come together, although the small version sold.

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May redo this one. To be fair, this is the first drawing I did after about a 10 year hiatus.

And I think the rest have already been posted. So, for you that I know are insecure about your artwork, just remember, we all have failures.