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Lesson or Not Lesson: Drawing Instructor Outrage

| 03 December, 2013 22:33

 

They say, 'those who teach 

 

teach because 

 

they can't do.'

 

Shitty fucking saying!

 

But whatever.....

 

I will admit I started these instructions

 

and I wasn't practising what I preach

 

I was drawing, sometimes

 

and leaning on the fact that I knew I had it

 

I spent time thinking-- 'drinking' about it

 

Drinking because I am so deep I need to think about my art 

 

whilst spinning motionless

 

spin myself into a land where I might be able to feel like a stranger to myself

 

 

As an artist you can never see your own work as a stranger

 

and to me that fucking sucks ass!

 

but as a narcissist craving estrangement from myself

 

it is my attempt at being a stranger to my art

 

because I believe I can-- perfectly

 

be a stranger if I am fucked out of my mind

 

on cheap beer

 

So those who teach

 

teach 

 

so they can see their art as a stranger

 

AND I will be goddamned

 

if you aren't drawing like you should

 

AND maybe now it is time for you to buy a white canvas

 

AND paint one of the drawings you did recently

 

AND do it only in two colors

 

so you can finally understand that blankness

 

paint that stupid ass drawing out of your sketch pad 

 

and think about it hanging in a museum

 

Don't be stupid about it 

 

you are not allowed to be Duchamp or Koons

 

you don't have that kind of money or clout

 

and if you do you probably haven't read this far

 

You HAVE to think about 100 years from now

 

500....

 

Will that stupid ass drawing you just put on that canvas stand up?

 

500 years from now?

 

will it stand against Duchamp? Koons?

 

Prolly.... NOT!

 

If you are a peasant, like me, like a true artist--

 

You draw your brains out

 

Until it fucking hurts and you have to settle yourself down

 

I don't give a fuck what you draw

 

BUT....

 

You BETTER be fucking drawing!

 

You BETTER grab yourself a fucking canvas

 

 

AND two colors of paint and paint that dumb ass drawing you love

 

 

you should wake up to that painting

 

it staring at you 

 

looking like that piece of shit that was 'supposed' to be wonderful

 

that ....really isn't

 

and you wake up and spend some time making it right...

 

Rinse....Wash....Repeat