©2010 Leah Virsik, The Sketchbook Project Nov 22 2010 found paper and ink 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
So I didn’t realize how much would come up with this daily practice. I’m not editing, I’m just doing and it’s not all beautiful. It’s just what I’ve done and that is my work. I want to stop doing this, kinda of. I’m not sure I want to post my process but I do want to keep a daily practice. I’m unclear at the moment what to do. It’s not so much what other people think but what I think of the work. Why show work you’re not super proud of? For me, part of the answer is to be human and to be real and also to justify to myself that yes, I’m cultivating a creative process and this is what it looks like. It’s ugly sometimes but contrast is important. With contrast one can see the beauty too.
On a happy note, I spoke with Brian Goggin today about his experience at SFSU. Incredible sculpture! I encourage you to check him out. I’m always amazed when people say yes to me. I’m incredibly fond of his work and grateful for the chance to connect. It’s a good reminder to tell people how they’ve touched you.