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Double Check.

Purple flowerThe Daily Prompt:

What are some (or one) of the things about which you usually don’t trust your own judgment,

and need someone’s else’s confirmation?

I always need a second opinion on my writing and artwork.  As far as artwork for my job is concerned, well that is a little easier because I am following what someone else wants and when the artwork is finished the client signs and acceptance of the artwork which in itself for me is a confirmation on my own abilities on the work front. 

When it comes to my own artwork, meaning something that I created which is just me, then I need a second opinion.  My family often give me their feelings which help me quite a lot, especially since my family are all quite and arty lot. 

The writing though, well that is a big thing for me.  I hold back all the time.  I have a friend who reads over my writing and often gives me superb pointers and directions in which to go when I’ve written something.  The thing is that I can’t always bombard my friend with my writing as my friend is a very busy person…but it’s there; if my friend says its good and that I should continue then I feel much more at ease.

Grand Giraffe.

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This is what I call Grand.

 

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“Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame. If you draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If in your bold creative way you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, you will really find that you are not free to draw a giraffe.”

G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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Mid year and the hound

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(Vincent Van Gogh died on this day in 1890)

Todays Daily Prompt: Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post.

It is hard to believe that it is mid year already.  The state of my year?  Well, I’ve been really busy, I seem to have too many irons in the fire, idea wise that is.  There are so many things bouncing about in my head that I want to do work wise, but don’t seem to get enough time to actually sit down and get cracking.  I cannot tell you how busy it is inside my head.
Initially, in the beginning of the year the black dog was sitting on my head, but fortunately I have been able to shove him off.  The problem is that he seems to have little black puppies which are constantly nipping at my ankles – I keep kicking them away, but I’ll tell you, it takes a lot of will power and energy.  I have deliberately not written about the black dogs because of trying to get out of their way, and sometimes I feel that if I write about them it’s almost as though I’m opening a little door for them to shine their darkness through.
On another note, I got to do something I didn’t expect to do, and that was to travel to Europe, it was wonderful, and I am happy about that.
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