Monday, June 23, 2014

Dear Learning Curve

Dear Learning Curve,

I'll get straight to the point. Can you please be kind to me this time? You can be so cruel & steep when you choose- remember algebra? And learning to drive? So can I please just have an easy go of it this time? You we nicer than I expected when I decided to start painting dogs & cats- you only made me stretch enough to really appreciate making it over the hump & I greatly appreciated it.

The first round of stamp carving.
 The thing is, I haven't been this excited about the possibility of something professionally or creatively in a long time, if ever. If you choose to be difficult, I'm not going to give up. I may use a great deal of inappropriate language & might even cry, depending on what day of the month you choose to show out, but I'm not giving up.

When doing the preliminary sketches I have to remind myself to keep it simple enough I can carve it once it is transferred on the rubber. 
I was willing to give you algebra, because honestly- numbers & letters shouldn't mix. It's not natural. And I also agree that I have no business driving a stick shift. Seriously, unless you are driving a race car why would you want to do all that extra work anyway, when the car can do it all for you? It's like saying, "No- I don't want to use the TV remote, I'd prefer to hoist myself out of this chair & walk over there. Extra steps are awesome- I never use a calculator either."

Test prints of black ink on white paper give me the chance to see where I need to cut to edit the stamps. 
So for real, can I just coast on this one? Right over the tiny hump? Just to let you know in case I get stuck part of the way up, I'm not rolling back down. I drive an automatic.

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