Thursday, August 25, 2011

Where I'm At

For years now, I've been getting older.

We're all going through it, right? Though before I turned 40, I didn't give it much thought. Now I get out my mirror for a self-portrait and have to decide how many wrinkles to include. How dark to make the darkness under my eyes.

Include it all, I say! Because aging is what I plan to keep doing, as long as possible.

Acceptance is one thing. But how can I embrace the fact of getting older? Well, one way is to look at this drawing I just did, look beyond the wrinkles and see an accomplished artist with a strong line and a strong sense of rendering. There's real feeling here, the result of years of honing my skill, through many hundreds of drawings. And I can only get better, as I continue to work on my art (and my writing.)

So is it aging or is in improving?
I guess it's all in how you decide to look at it.


  1. So well said. I vote for improving!
    Kit Grady

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  3. I like that we all look different as we age, less like kids trying to play grown-up. There's so much character in laugh lines, stretch marks, and scars. How many good stories do you get from perfection?

  4. I like your self-portrait! It was great seeing you at the conference...I didn't notice any wrinkles when I saw you there. :)

  5. that is an absolutely excellent drawing constance. that's what it's all about. love you and happy birthday.

    love monica