So Otis told me to put more full body gestures in watercolor for my portfolio. Which I just found out is harder than I though. I need artistic motivation, I need beautiful objects, faces, nude bodies to draw.
“Life and its little problems do not care about your gated community, or lack thereof. They favor no section of society. And living as if unscathed is exhausting, like being in a play that never ends.”—
Consider the fish. A fish swims in a chaotic sea that it cannot possibly control — much as we all do. The fish, unlike us, is under no illusion that it controls the sea, or other fish in the sea. The fish doesn’t even try to control where it ends up — it just swims, either going with the flow or dealing with the flow as it comes. It eats, and hides, and mates, but does not try to control a thing.
We are no better than that fish, yet our thinking creates the need for an illusion.