Some days I have such a strong urge to work quickly, and create as much art as possible. This often happens after a long walk, when I gathered a pile of leaves, twigs, and acorns, full of possibilities. Bursting with ideas, I just want to get them all down before they fade.
But, I soon realize, this is not in my control.
I may start off fast enough, but eventually I reach one particular subject, one leaf that says “not so fast….” Then I know, no matter how fast I was hoping to go, it’s not my decision. That leaf will be the one to let me know when I am done. Or if I need to spend one more shoot, one more hour, one more day — finding one more idea, creating one more art work.