Friday, August 1, 2008

Slowly slowly


I realised one thing talking to my wife last night. I am so freakin' impatient. One of the reasons why why my work never reaches the levels I want to get to. But we're all in the same boat, right? Constantly wanting to push to be better, facing discouragement, learning somehow to deftly sidestep it, -or not.

That's why, I'm deliberately taking my time over this silly painting. Just to see what happens when I do.

It's Friday morning- I love this time of the week more than any other. The community rushes out and shops, eats breakfast in the cafes, cleans house, and then the calm of friday evening descends, to prelude what should hopefully be a day of rest. Sometimes it is restful, sometimes the rest is elusive. I try to to practice one thing in particular on Saturdays. (maybe it's a sunday for you?)

Contentment.

The rest of the week can be for succumbing to the drive to push on for better things for me, my family. But what's better for them is that I learn to be content. So I practice, every Saturday.

JPX

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Eric Orchard said...

This turnd out amazing, so funny and strange. I love i when you let loose J.P. No no one can take " a line for a walk" like you can.
And you actually had me worried for a second in the above post....
I really should take Sundays off. I get so anxious, must paint all the time.

JP said...

Thanks eric. I know-the above post does look a bit dodgy...

flaviano said...

these are fantastic! love the "void" expression!