Saturday, January 15, 2011
Something that will stay with me from the MFA residency
My last class (photo is of two friends in the class) was on revision. Something the instructor said has stuck with me. He talked about finishing a piece of work and then putting it away for awhile before revising. Of course we've all heard this, but for me, "putting away for awhile" has meant not looking at the work for a couple days. Not long enough, according to the instructor. He said, "The longer your time away from it, the more honest you'll be when you come back to it."