The Laws of Nature

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Most Common Question Is ....

Weaving the Fabric of the Universe
by Katharine A. Cartwright, NWS
watercolor, 26" x 20"
The most common question people ask me is "How long did it take you to paint that?" I could supply a variety of answers, like:

  • All of my life
  • 61 years (which is all of my life)
  • About 45 hours
  • 45 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds
  • I have no idea; I'm losing my memory
  • What did you say? I'm losing my hearing
Just ignore them altogether.

However, since most people really want to know the answer, I usually opt for the approximate hours or weeks/months. But, that really isn't an accurate answer, is it?

In fact, "all of the above" would be correct in my case.

What's the question people most commonly ask you about your work?


Casey Klahn said...

It's in my files somewhere, but a famous wag said once, "an artists isn't paid for his time, but his vision."

Unknown said...

That's great, Casey! I must remember that (assuming that my memory remains somewhat intact). Thanks.