A friend of mine from NJ sent this Dilbert cartoon to me. Enjoy.
While this cartoon can apply to many aspects of life, I do remember the first time a teacher ever told me that I didn't have to paint exactly what was in front of me. This advice was extremely freeing, as my eight-year-old fingers were having a really hard time painting 5 rows on the base of the goblet in my still-life. She said - just put three in - later explaining that every realist painting is both selective and an abbreviation. Thanks Helen.
PS - I bet this guy could do a 7 minute painting no sweat.