Nia propped the sturdy sheets against the window. What would natural light add?
“Second attempt — better.”
Thalia pursed her pucker, and swiped her hands as if trying to remove dirt. “Twice was enough! Let’s keeeeeeeeep-er movin!”
“At first glance… we didn’t realize how much detail and nuance those stones and slats required.” Calliope shrugged. “Oh well… an opportunity to appreciate someone else’s skill and effort.”
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
~ Carl Jung
I applaud you for your second attempt! It is indeed a much different representation of the concept. There is no doubt about what you have captured, and anyone looking can clearly see the difference between the two pieces.
I appreciate them both for different reasons...
My question to you is, what did you learn from the process that you can share with us about what the experience taught you?
Repeating an exercise has no real merit, unless whatever is learned, is shared first internally, and then externally, if you choose.
(You know, like when asked). 😉
I remember somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind, where the cobwebs are, a conversation where someone described Michelangelo‘s concept of time. Supposedly, when he was painting the Sistine Chapel, someone once asked him about going to work so early and staying so late.
Michelangelo reportedly looked at them quizzically and said, what is this early and late that you speak of? I paint, it’s what I know, there is no early or late.
I think what he was basically saying he worked on whatever he was working on until he reached a stopping point. As an artist, I’m sure he clearly understood that art is never finished, and only abandoned, as stated by one of his colleagues.
Leonardo da Vinci — “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
This is also an opportunity to appreciate your skill and effort, Gail. Both efforts hold intrigue, including, to Jack's point--How does the darn thing stay standing?