26 June 2006

the perfect sprout



I looked up at the clock and realized it was eight o'clock . I thought it was around two o'clock maybe three o'clock but not eight o'clock! This is what working on the computer does to me. It literally eats time. I have been working all day on a logo design for a Montessori school. I am having the hardest time trying to draw a simple sprout. No problem drawing a complicated honeysuckle or a rose, give me a multilayered peony no problem but try to draw a sprout and it's as if someone asked me to do three back flips in a row, no way can't do it, never could, never will. See it's that way for me, the simple stuff I have to make difficult in order to make it easy. Can anyone relate? I am posting a picture of a platter I made last spring, Sarah my friend, who is starting the Montessori school, owns this piece. I had to post it to remind myself that I really can draw. I just can't draw sprouts. Oh and don't ask me draw anything on a chalkboard in front of a classroom full of school children, can't do that either.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Love this piece and love your writing - very flowing and honest and funny!! How did the sprout come out?!!

erin scissorhands said...

wow, this is gorgeous, i cant wait to see more work- your stuff is amazing.

simple me said...

Beautiful platter! Luck friend of yours.
Have a good day.
paula :)

lisa said...

gorgeous....so happy to see you blogging.

sarah Bellamy said...

you all should see this plater in person - it is just delicious and i am the very very lucky owner. i cherish it.

Ulla said...

Your work is stunning! Can't wait to see it in person, I am often in Berkeley, as I teach right across from the Gardener! I put a plug in for you last week! Amazing work!