i don’t love this image. i tried hard. i cleaned it up. i reshot it. i raised it off the black surface to try to get more definition. sometimes you just do work that’s less than your best, and you have to let it go out into the world. my husband just spent 4 days he couldn’t really afford on a food writing piece that he was never super excited about, and that his editors didn’t like. nor did he. nor did i. but there’s a deadline, and more deadlines after that. and so you turn it in and move on. you have to remember all those days you spent wondering what it would be like someday if you ever got the chance to make art that people wanted to see. you have to remember that that’s what you’re doing right now, and that, even at the end of a dead-end day, it’s dreamy.
winter fern frond