The Jerusalem artichoke rule (see I told you I’d repeat it).  Please note that in America, Jerusalem artichokes are native plants.  Be forewarned, they’ll take over, reasserting their prior rights.

Lay a grid over your drawing (in thought or quite literally).  Divide it into portions and make each portion into the new picture, turning parts to wholes.

Beware this makes reality very dense.  You may end up with mountains of drawings.  Take care if you lack storage space or if you have no sales representation because you could find yourself up to your ears in drawings, up to your eye-balls in images.

On the plus side, it’s a delight in fecundity, copia, copiousness, divisionism, multiplication, expansiveness, being fruitful and multiplying, being mathematical and multiplying, an indulgence in DNA copy-catted-ness, in recombinant new thing making-ness.

[This post is dedicated to the life and memory of Paul Squires of Gingatao, a great poet of the early 21st century.]


2 thoughts on “Time Management for Artists, Rule 4

  1. PS – the writing version is to take each sentence and let it develop into a new plant (or something like that)

    And Paul Squires is a great poet.

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