Nearing Completion of the Fort Worth Flatiron

Blogging. That is so 2002!

Facebook post from Lubbock, Texas, October 28, 2020

A Facebook post was shown me this morning that still has me laughing. Lubbock is covered in snow and ice, the overpasses have been closed by the police, yet bloggers have flocked to the opening of a new H-E-B store. A friend of Sandi’s recorded the note above in response to those who hazarded their morning drive so they could blog about the new grocery store.

Blogging was around many years before I took the plunge, and I will never regret going this route. I enjoy throwing portions of my diary out into the blogosphere on days when I am so inclined.

Arlington, Texas has been dark and rainy all day with temperatures hovering around the upper thirties, a perfect day for coffee, books and watercoloring. I took advantage of the quiet and as a result nearly have this watercolor finished. I am posting it for viewers to enjoy, and always, I enjoy the posted responses.

Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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2 Responses to “Nearing Completion of the Fort Worth Flatiron”

  1. Barbara Tyler Says:

    Like everything Americans get their hands on, the blogging realm probably has become over-saturated. But that means there’s a lot of detritus mixed in with the serious, meaningful gems such as yours. Keep blogging, Dr. Tripp, and thank you! Your philosophical insights, academic references, and artistic process are invaluable to me as a fellow creative!

    I hope you are getting paid handsomely for that flat iron. Heaven knows you’ve spent too many hours to count on it and it’s a masterpiece!


    • davidtripp Says:

      Barbara, you warmed my heart this morning with that post, thank you! Every time I hear the term “blogger” I cringe because of the connotations. So I thank you for your compliments and yes, I truly hope what I’m sharing from philosophy, literature and the arts is meaningful to others as those quotes are my oxygen. The commission offer is very generous and certainly made this long endeavor worth every effort. I don’t relish the anxieties I experience when breaking ground on new work, but once it emerges and begins showing promise, my confidence grows till finally I reach that home stretch and feel I can cruise. I’ve been on that final stretch a few days now, and know I will make the Sunday deadline easily. I find great joy in those final days, adding a detail here and there and feeling that the work overall is improving still.


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