Timeout for Art: Old Work

Kate, 1988

Last week, late, I posted “New Work.” This week, the topic is “Old Work,” which should, in comparison, have been a piece of cake. Yet here I am, late again.

This morning, at last, I took time away from making new work, to dig out some older pieces. Then, I sorted through them to eliminate those that I had posted recently under topics like “Drawing” or “Line.” Next, I pulled out those that were poor images of myself or others. After all, just because a drawing is accurate does not ensure that it is flattering. Finally, I took photos.

Jen, 1988
Jerry, 1986
Jen, 1985
Self-portrait, 1992
Self-portrait, 1990

About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

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  1. Cindy, it’s such a joy to ‘look over your shoulder,’ – and what a treat it would be to be there in person. In person, there would be no doubt (in your mind) that my feedback and praise were genuine and sincere…
    There’s such emotion in all of these! Different moods, and the dates help to try to roll back in time and wonder what was going on in your life. In person, you’d expand, especially if I asked, ‘Tell me about this person’…

    But that’s what good art is about – it prompts the viewer to wonder.. to crawl inside the soul of the artist (never really possible!) but sometimes one gets pretty close.

    I opened this last night at the restaurant, and now this morning and enjoying it at home – off line – and hopefully this comment will stay on the page until I’m back on line to send it in your direction!

    • Oh, Lisa, how wonderful to hear from you! Your opinion means so much, as I am well aware of your artistic eye and ability. Jen and Kate are my daughters. I often drew them while they were sleeping, or intent on watching a movie. Beyond that, it was hard, and not fair to them, to try to make them hold still. Jerry is a man that I dated after I got divorced. I think he was watching a football game on TV when I drew this. All of these old drawings bring back nice memories. Thank you so much for your comments! Happy Holidays to you, my friend, and may we all have an exceptional new year!

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