I May, I Might, I Must

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I May, I Might, I Must

If you will tell me why the fen
appears impassable, I then
will tell you why I think that I
can get across it if I try.

-Marianne Moore

I was up too early today with the dog, so I took the chance to read a little again. I haven’t read much literature recently–instead it’s mostly been research for work–so it was nice to focus on something short. Apart from the short poem above–which is a great motto for any designer–Marianne Moore was not relaxing reading, though, and I was distracted by a small sketch opportunity out the window. I thought the purple flowers hanging from my neighbors porch would look good on cream colored paper, and the shadows were interesting (though I didn’t do them justice). Still, it was nice to work with some structure again.

Thanks for reading.

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3 thoughts on “I May, I Might, I Must

  1. davidtripp May 23, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Wow, Corey, thank you for that. Every time I wake up to a blog like yours and feel that you’ve described ME on a perfect, pensive morning, I feel affirmed and renewed all over again. I know all-too-well those divided moments between good reading and a serendipitous opportunity to dash out a piece of art–I’m grateful that you allowed us a peek into this sublime epiphany of yours.

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    From:”Corey Aber” Date:Sat, May 23, 2015 at 7:07 AM Subject:[New post] I May, I Might, I Must

    coreyaber posted: ” I May, I Might, I Must If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can get across it if I try. -Marianne Moore I was up too early today with the dog, so I took the chance to read a little again. I hav”

    • coreyaber May 24, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      I must have been motivated by your divided attention post on your blog…the nice thing about having a busy mind is that one is never at a loss for something interesting to occupy it. The downside is the difficulty in turning it off long enough to sit still. Painting makes that easier. I imagine you’d second that thought. I hope you’re having a good festival this weekend.

  2. laber1 May 24, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Funny that David Tripp thanks you. I was going to thank you too–for reminding me about Marianne Moore, for sharing your painting again, for capturing a morning moment so peacefully and thoughtfully. Just what the world needs…my world at least.

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