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Have-Your-Say-Day (4)

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  • Questions?
  • Answers?
  • Suggestions?
  • Tips?
  • Dreams?
  • Wishes?
  • Events?
  • Actions?
  • Reactions?

Anything goes, but maybe you prefer a prompt? How about the…

…Topic of the week: Consolidation

Vincent van Gogh: Dirl in the Woods - drawing
Vincent van Gogh: Girl in the Woods (drawing, 1882)

But what is your final goal, you may ask. That goal will become clearer, will emerge slowly but surely, much as the rough draught turns into a sketch, and the sketch into a painting through the serious work done on it, through the elaboration of the original vague idea and through the consolidation of the first fleeting and passing thought.
Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: Girl in White in the Woods (painting, 1882)
Vincent van Gogh: Girl in White in the Woods (painting, 1882)

Image Source: via drawing, painting

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2 thoughts on “Have-Your-Say-Day (4)”

  1. I like the Van Gogh drawing and painting… A girl in black/A girl in white in the woods… Consolidation? Not quite. Comparison and contrast? Quite… the two girls in the wood merit further study. πŸ™‚
    How are you doing Maria? πŸ™‚

  2. “Comparison and contrast? Quite… the two girls in the wood merit further study.” That’s the idea πŸ™‚ Consolidation is not the final product.

    Van Gogh’s drawing looks to us like a finished product, but to him it was in fact only one of many drawings and sketches on the subject. Testing his options and refining his initially rough idea or concept, he finally decided on the painting below.

    When we are surrounded by possibilities, choosing the path is only one of the first steps, as we rarely know what is ahead. Catching fleeting ideas in different ways helps to consolidate what exists and thus find the gaps. Consolidation facilitates comparison based on “facts” and improves on the choices we’ve made – the path becomes clearer and easier to walk on. Yet, consolidation is only part of the beginning πŸ™‚

    Since I started following my own advice (dreams, potential, consolidation and the like), life is good to me and I’m keeping up – thanks for asking πŸ™‚ How are you, did you have some time to relax?

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