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Ideas vs. Reality

Ideas 
They come in dreams.  
Neat and clean. 
Finished and complex.
dry point on Arches paper,  6/21/2014 
You wake up and go for it.  
dry point on paper, 6/21/2014
A few days later, with a little more sleep, your first engraving is done.  Your plate is ready to be printed.
You pull out the ink and brayer.

You go through the process of making the ink just right.  You try different consistencies and colors, like you saw in the dream.  
Reality slowly begins to guide you.  You have to make a few adjustments.  
You try again, and again.  A few more attempts to make it right.  You skip lunch.
You still try to get something kinda like what you saw in your dream.  Dinner time is approaching.  You realize you are going to have to combine this process with another. Tomorrow.
studio skirt, Suzanne Coley
 You hang your skirt up for the next dream.

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