It took almost a year to complete, (about 9 months total) but it’s finally done. 32 inches wide and 40 inches high! The largest piece to date in which I’ve drawn a portrait practically littered with pen ink, from top to bottom! Feel like patting myself on the back, feeling rather proud. And now, off to NYC. Today. Am crossing my fingers tightly and hoping for the very best.
Untitled ink & varnish on Board 32 x 40 inches 2010
For some reason, today I had a lot to let out in words and this seemed like one way to do it. I’m not going to make excuses about my talent or the quality of the sound. It is what it needs to be for me to keep moving.
I’m not sure why its so damn hard to finish this paper! 3 hrs of editing, revising, re-reading, re-visiting tumblr and facebook (and gmail) and I’ve only come to one idea for incorporating the sources I want into the paper. Rereading this chapter reminded of me of why I don’t always like to reread my shit. I start questioning its quality and validity. Sometimes I wish that my thesis could just be an oral presentation, writing is awesome and for me its served some really useful purposes, but right now I’m starting to feel about my papers the way I felt about the SATs: someone else’s standards can’t ever fully assess my understanding of anything. I know that there is a relationship between Candelario and Sultan Qaboos, but the words won’t make their way from my brain to this document. on the bright side I had an interesting cookie for breakfast. See, I have been a good Swahili student this semester :) VIZURI!