Let’s say you’re stuck in Indonesia and you only had one buck, what is that worth there? Let’s also say for efficiency’s sake that a dollar is equal to Rp 11,500. Let’s also say that you can’t phone home and ask for more money.
The first picture is probably one of my favourite scenery that I saw this year (and I saw a many scenery that took my breath away). The idea of people watching a man drawing a masterpiece in a museum filled with masterpieces was just amazing to me. I should go go museums more often!
The second picture is mine, of the same statue, from a different angle. It is less beautiful as the man’s version. The way the light hit the contours of the copper (?) was too captivating not to draw.
Life drawing class wouldn’t be complete without drawing the other artists while they draw the model. There’s always such great character and intensity. An added bonus is that they don’t even realize what you’re doing.
Hardly anyone Not everyone is a fan of musical theatre, I get it, but this song really helped me work last night. It’s about an artist’s struggle (among other things) to keep working in the midst of criticism and expectation which culminates into a mental block.
This is Move On from the musical Sunday In the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim. The story is based on an imagined life of Georges Seurat, famous for his work with pointillism.
An exchange between George and Dot:
"I’ve nothing to say"
"You have many things"
"Well, nothing that’s not been said"
"Said by you"
And then later said by Dot:
"Stop worrying that your vision is new. Let others make that decision—they usually do. You keep moving on."
Farewell creative block, I’ll be seeing you another time. But until then… I’ll keep moving oooooooooooon!