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Originality is for nerds

In my own backyard…Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

When I was a teenager, another student asked me, “Why do you always draw trees?”

I like trees, and I still do. Not to mention, there are a lot of them

So,shoot me. I may draw the same subject over and over. If that’s good enough for Monet, it should be good enough for me.

When I was living in Queens, most of my drawing subjects came from my own block.

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So,don’t be under the impression that there’s nothing inspiring out there.

Do like Picasso, and so many of the masters.

Do the same subject matter over and over again.

You don’t have to travel far…

I never did get around to the man with the parrot on his shoulder, though.

“Inspiration Exists….

But it has to find you working”…Pablo Picasso.

Who am I to argue with Picasso?  He had a prolific output, he knew what he was talking about.

However, I have to admit it now, I’m more stuck than I realized.

I have had a tumultuous year, I’ve been about as stable as a wind sock in a hurricane.  I’ve slipped into doing drawings from my imagination, and cheating by filling in with decorative patterns.  For me, that’s not good.

In giving myself some serious thought, I have to get back to drawing of real objects, either from life or photograph.  As I did in the past, with some of my best work…such as this from longer ago than I want to admit.

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Maybe I should take a sketch pad to a local park and do a REAL drawing of one of the beautiful, stark, winter landscapes around here.

Or maybe I should just draw this guy from last summer, who walked by my window, on a visit back to Queens.

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