Art by Jeff Knecht

Shell Disaster

28 Jan 2009

We keep a nice little jar of shells on the counter in our guest bathroom. I probably should have left well enough alone on this one.

Where do I begin?

Well, let’s start with the perspective. Or lack thereof. I clearly was not standing still, or I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing. Or both.

There is very little definition within the jar between the shells. My wife looked at this and said, “looks like there’s a dead perch in there.” Oh my God, she’s exactly right! Oh my, what have I done?

The background/foreground is just a mess. Just shear sloppiness. Sometimes that works out OK for me, but tonight… well, it didn’t.

Sometimes you can save a sketch. Sometimes you can’t. This one, I’m not even going to try. [Sigh]

Funny. I was just talking with a friend of mine today, saying that I need to learn to take the bad days with the good. So, here’s to Karma, I suppose…

Oh yeah, and even though this one ain’t so hot, I’m still counting it against the Everyday Matters Challenge #207 – Draw a Shell.

Now then… move along. Nothing more to see here.