- "At the beginning of a career, professionalism is possible, but not likely." True! It's toward what we relative newbies are working.
- "Purging must come from within, from your own calculated powers of discrimination, which should have nothing to do with what 'others might see value in one day.'" -- This is the reassurance that in the stack of work I've created in the past six years, some of it is good, perhaps even very good; some is worth re-working; and some...is destined for the rag bag!
The other good news is, in the ongoing battle over The Voices, I have been learning to be more discerning (not deprecatory) about my work. For example, there's this piece:
|Abandoned: House I (C) 2012|
I really like it; well, parts of it. I like the house per se -- especially the way I worked the roof shingles to get across the idea that they're rather loose. I like the dark door and window and peeling siding. I like the colours I used for the background, and the thread-painted trees. BUT....there's too much house and not enough back-ground.
Yep. Once I get clear of the C&G, this one's destined for a bit of re-working.