graphite pencil

19 November, 2008 at 10:03 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , )


Sometimes I get frustrated by the slow rate at which I work.  I guess I’m embarrassed that I don’t work in a furious, driven frenzy of creativity.  I walk my dogs fast, climb rocks fast, drink pots of tea fast, but I write slowly and I create slowly.

When an exhibit of Vija Celmins‘s work came around a while back I was thrilled when they urged people to come see it because there might not be another retrospective during her lifetime since she sometimes takes up to a year to complete a drawing.  I don’t know if that is true, but it did make me happy.

Actually, everything about her work makes me happy – the waves, the detail, graphite pencil.  What a brilliant woman.


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