Sunday, October 13, 2013


I once tried to do a series of portraits of violets. It failed because I took it too seriously- I imagined that the violet had a violet family, and I tried to make a portrait the other violets would recognize and even appreciate. I realized how insane this was when I showed it to my first grade students, and one of them asked me how long it had taken me. When I told her that each violet had taken an entire day, she gave me an incredulous and pitying look. "Really?!"

I think I will finish it next spring, though.

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