ANYWAY, the article got me thinking...it's fascinating and interesting to me how we humans are able to simultaneously feel such contradictory emotions.
It's been a slow week in my studio and I've spent very little time with my sketchbook. The weather has been relatively decent and after such a miserable spring I simply cannot pass up any opportunity to be outside, even if I do have to share space with spiders. Here's a meager sketch and my current print, pass number two. I plan to forgo Independence Day celebrations and spend the day hunkered down in my studio, (although, if this year is anything like last year, my neighbors will put on a display of illegal fireworks that will rival any organized spectacle, which includes an element of danger in that I have a cedar roof.)
"When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees."
(I can't believe I dated this sketch September 30, 2011.)...a wise saying by Joseph Joubert, whose wisdom has also inspired the print I am currently working on. The image is slowly becoming clearer, no?