08 October 2012
St Clement 13 - Frustration!
"Teach me to profit from my past mistakes
without falling into a gnawing doubt.
Teach me to anticipate the project without worry,
to imagine the work without despair
if it should turn out differently."
That was meant for today.
As I applied the next layers of paints, everything seemed to go 'other than according to plan." Pigment colors were not as I expected when they dried. Careless moves meant I dropped some flecks of pigments in places where I had not intended them. Clement's pallium is not as brilliant as I had wanted it, the ocean is a lighter blue color than I wanted, and I haven't found the right combination of colors for this robe yet.
I even picked up the glass of water, in which I wash off my brushes, and took a sip when I had meant to reach for my coffee.
And yet, I think the transformation today has been positive overall....I include two picture to show the beginning and the end of this morning's session.
Much work ahead.
The Start and End of the Session: