Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Challenging "Wave"

I did it!

It may not be such a big deal for some but for me who likes to work small it's working way out of my comfort zone. I like to work meticulously but over a small surface and the time it takes is calculated. I'm used to spending about 2 hours carving. The wave took me about 4 hours, definitely double the norm. 

It was hard to determine where to start and pick up from there. Eventually I picked a spot and went for it. It took a long time to cover a space. I felt rushed when there was no need to be rushed, I had plenty of time to play. Perhaps I'm not comfortable spending too much time on one thing. Rushing through something that can't be corrected is not a good thing. I don't know if I should continue this direction or not. Or should I go to something a little smaller and work my way up from there. 

I am, overall, happy with the result. This drawing/carving was based off a photograph I found in a surfing magazine. It drew me in immediately. The force, energy, beauty of the wave that captured me. The idea solitude on the wave came to mind. I'm not a surfer but I can appreciate the experience of it. I'm a snowboarder and have been for many years and can relate to the feeling of zen, being at peace with the mountain/ocean. It's just you. You don't have a team to carry you it's just you doing it alone. I love that feeling. It's why I love mt.biking as well. It's just you and no one else challenging you.


"Maudie," a delightful movie about the folk artist Maudie Lewis

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