Patience is an artistic activity I want in my tool kit. I need patience.

Patience slows me down — smaller amount cross-hatching here and try fewer brushstrokes. Patience is the personal endurance to stop and allow the whole piece to reach a complimentary quality before I move forward.


It is tricky to know which “forward” I should take.  That is where patience helps me. Going impetuous is not always the best action. I am reminded the drawing will be there when it is finished then I can see all the parts.

Patience shores up my determination to complete the work. I still sneak in an odd brush stroke if only to see what I can make.

That’s my old friend curiosity.


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