Thursday, November 4, 2010
Split Pea Soup
My day was split between making Pea Soup, writing The Most Boring Art Blog and sketching Hondas. I planned to do some more clothes shopping, but I did that earlier in the week. And it was such a bummer, I decided to spend my time divided between the culinary arts, the literary arts and the visual arts. I wanted a balanced day.
Balance has always been a quest of mine. --Unfortunately, when I've achieved it, nothing much got done in any one of the areas of involvement--nothing terrific that is. Terrific accomplishment requires focus. Yesterday, unfocused but balanced, I managed to stir up enough pea soup to serve nine while I wrote a post for Boring which I'm pretty sure it is. Then, after having to photograph the photograph in the magazine I brought home from the doctor's office, (our scanner light is out), the drawing of the Honda's back end required much more concentration than I had left. I only got so far and that wasn't far enough. After spreading myself thin, I was exhausted and laid down on the couch, an underachieving couch potato. Balance seems like a good idea--the excitement of variety, diversity and all that idealistic stuff--but it's overrated. Focused is best--as boring as that may be.