March 21, 2011
Here's Duane Keiser, the painting-a-day-blog originator, taking it one step further. Now that I'm using oil paint what this says to me in neon letters is FAILURE TO COMMIT. Or maybe DITHERER. We always see ourselves in the process, don't we? :) While I was painting yesterday my inability to make a decision actually played in my favour when I suddenly realized that I didn't have to include the element that was causing me angst. So I merely didn't and, because I was using oil paint, no one can tell from the painting that (a) there's something missing and (b) I have 'issues' with decision making. Oil paint can be very forgiving in that way.
Because too much choice is a problem for me it took me ages to get started on the painting I'm working on. The avoidance activities were many, but at least they were creative. First there was a little personal and sentimental movie-making project that I spent way too long on. Then there were further adventures in learning HTML when I tinkered with the blogging template I chose for my Tumblr photo blog in order to better fit my design wish list. In another life I'd be going to school to learn to be a web-design geek. But for now, geekery must take a back seat. Life is full of sacrifices.