Title: Letting Go
created on 14 May 22

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1. svazquez13 wrote:
 this is very interesting!
2. indigo wrote:
 Not letting go of Think Draw I hope!
3. chelydra wrote:
 Hi - no, I was letting go of my years-long struggle to make a decent copy of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee a lost painting by Rembrandt (good color photos survive)
4. chelydra wrote:
 But still determined to get to the bottom, in some abstract way, of what keeps me coming back to it despite many failures...
5. chelydra wrote:
 So I took my saved copy (and also a copy of a digital re-creation) and reduced its resolution to about 40 pixels an inch, maybe less—view actual size makes it about 2/3rds of an inch across—and tried copying that.
6. chelydra wrote:
 There's no way to get the details of waves, sky, sales, rigging, sailors (fishermen) intelligible even in a copy of a high or medium resolution image... TD's challenging limitations in this case...
7. chelydra wrote:
 ... haven't (yet) brought out any hidden creative powers, but who knows... if I live another 10 years...?
8. chelydra wrote:
 But maybe that ambition and other equally unreachable deluded hopes and dreams are what I'm ditching... maybe that's what the title is about...
9. chelydra wrote:
 ...which feel entirely positive, by the way, well, no, not entirely, but somewhat positive—because it does open up the possibility of accomplishing a bit of what can be done during the time freed up by letting go of what can't be done...
10. chelydra wrote:
 But also, the mast unexpectedly turned into an arm, the crow's-nest into a hand, and the fingers suggested a letting-go was happening.
11. chelydra wrote:
 But mainly I was thinking of the coloring-outside-the-lines kind of "letting go" - the hell with it, just do whatever happens if it refuses to turn out how it's supposed!
12. hjjr wrote:
 If I could I would let it go…

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