Broken Egg

The ostrich egg commissioned by Chuck Bluestone, local collector and curator of the upcoming show, “Art 360:  Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio” has returned to the roost.   It went from this….

Painted ostrich egg bottom

Ostrich Egg Meets a Bad End

Ostrich Egg Meets a Bad End

….to this in a heartbeat.

In order to be included in the show, I must do another.   It’s one of God’s jokes because the October 1st deadline is the same date as the deadline for another project undertaken for the magazine, “Hinduism Today.”   Three shows in August, a large piece undertaken to fulfill a grant from the Puffin Foundation plus a long-planned vacation to Oregon in September has made things pretty tight.  Fortunately, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami of Kauai’i Addheenam and editor of “Hinduism Today” has spontaneously offered to extend the deadline.

This is good news.  The bad news is that the initial sketch pitched to the monastery needs a lot of work in order to meet publication requirements.

Ganesh Sketch

Ganesh Sketch

Ganesh needs to be twice as big

Children Picking Flowers for Puja

Children Picking Flowers for Puja

A flower bush is required for the children picking flowers for puja.

Young Adults Feeding the Poor

The young man feeding the poor needs more adult clothing.

Married Couple Polishing Brass Puja Items

Married Couple Polishing Brass Puja Items

The married couple should face one another and polish items other than the ones I copied from my altar.

Stringing GarlandsAnd the garland makers are to sit on either side of a wide, shallow basket with a small stack of completed garlands in it.

The only thing acceptable in the sketch was the general concept of the water, but even that needs to be completely re-done.

Karma Only a diamond-hard focus can yield such a vast revision in time.   I breathe in and try to take my own advice.

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