My Mind Lets Go a Thousand Things24 July 2022
I’ve just recently finished this drawing and it’s one of my favourites. It’s rare I complete a drawing a like it. As a drawing progresses I have all these ideas in my head about how it’s going to be the most amazing picture I’ve ever created and, of course, it can never live up to all my hopes and dreams! So most of the time, when I’ve completed a drawing I’m a little disappointed but, for once, this came out just as I’d hoped.
The title comes from a poem called Memory, by Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
My mind lets go a thousand things,
Like dates of wars and deaths of kings,
And yet recalls the very hour—
’Twas noon by yonder village tower,
And on the last blue noon in May—
The wind came briskly up this way,
Crisping the brook beside the road;
Then, pausing here, set down its load
Of pine-scents, and shook listlessly
Two petals from that wild-rose tree.
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