Finally finished and up and off my desk. Only took a month and a half. That’s the holidays for you, though it hasn’t been the only thing I’ve been working on.
As I mentioned a while back, the last few months I was taking a painting class at the local community college. While I wasn’t in it for the grade–simply to learn from a craft perspective–I still planned to complete all the assignments, including the research paper. Now, being an intro visual art class at a community college, we’re not talking “Master’s Thesis in Composition” style points here, but it had still been a fair amount of time since I’d written anything of the sort, and it left my stymied at first. While easy enough to finish and ace once I set to it, it was interesting the way all the old feelings and bad habits came right back.
I made this to capture that sense–always overriding even the best work–of the execution of an idea falling so fall short of the mental conception you had of it.