Knowing When to Stop – One at a Time

I admit I have trouble completing a piece, or even knowing when it is okay to let go of working on it.

Looking at my extensive collection of pictures garnered from many years of activity (much of it fruitless and futile), if you are thinking of a successful, memorable, image, I see that one of the most important aspects of any art is knowing when to call it a day on a particular image.

Stopping may be difficult for someone who wants to endlessly partake of the excitement of creating unique and personal expressions. Expressions of themselves. Self-imposed limits that do not need to be obeyed.

So these pictures may or may not represent the finished product. That may never happen, but it won’t matter. Or would it. So,

look at the images you see here and online, on the wall or off the wall. The maker is the one who is responsible, or not, and only the maker will know the process. Only the maker can determine when to quit and when to move on to another beginning.


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