June 2014

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Is it finished?

Here is another update on the status of  the “gentle” work-in-progress that I told you about last week. You see I managed to contain myself and stay soft.

Half an hour ago before I started writing this update, I thought  I had finished the work and I was going to apply the final coat. The thing with me is that I never know when I have finished a piece. I can go on forever being finicky but there is a moment that I  just know  I have to stop. One, for the sake of not messing up the entire work  (which I have done many times by the way) and second, because I don’t know what else to do. It  feels very good when you can step back and confidently say “Done!”. It is rarely like that though. However once I let go and let the piece be, it somehow puts itself together. I know it sounds a bit strange but it’s true. I am facing this dilemma again and I feel that I need to go back into this work. I might. But for now I will keep staring at it on the white wall to see if it asks me anything more. Feel free to let me know what you think.