My new year's resolution is to complete one art work every day for the entire year. Although, I do something art related everyday, I don't always complete an art work. On New Year's Day I worked to finish my first collage.
My original pencil lines were too light and I needed to retrace them. The lines done with a ruler were easy to retrace. But how to retrace the circle done with a compass? I had used the compass in a way that left no hole on the paper. I probably could have matched the compass perfectly by doing the math, but that's not me. I tried to visually match the width of the compass and redraw the circle. That didn't work and the circle looked pretty messy. With the "I told you" voice ringing in my head, I snatched up the collage and rolled it into a ball.
I remember when I was 6 years old, my Father was happy with the completion of his model glider. It was bright orange and seemed almost the same size as me. I went out with him on a winter day to witness the first flight. The glider went up in the air in full glory then came diving straight down only to break in half. My father picked up the glider and said, "back to the drawing board."
So I live and I learn. I unrolled the failed collage and left it on my desk. I started a new collage for the New Year which I did complete, thus keeping my resolution.
I'm going to keep this failed collage and frame it.
Above is a detail of the circle with the messy pencil line. For more Sunday sketches, visit Blue Chair's Blog.