Saturday, January 29, 2011

From Scratch

Around Greenville today the weather is in the warm low sixties and will surely cause the last of the piles of plowed snow around town to melt. In the house, I am working on learning to watercolor and now waiting for a layer of wet paint to dry. It is like writing, facing a blank screen or piece of paper and, even tho I may have a plan or idea, I don't know how the finished product will be. It is up to me. In either case, all we have to work with - besides some tools - is what we know. For example I do not have a PhD in English nor can I write a paper in Italian. I cannot paint like Quiller or Wyeth. But I do what I can, and my limited abilities and knowledge do not keep me from enjoying the experience.

No comments: