The webs we weave

The webs I am describing are not being woven around anyone except myself. No-one else is being deceived. The question is, am I deceiving myself?

This is a painting I made today for the course I mentioned.

I recently finished (if one ever finishes) two courses and have just begun another. These are online art courses, and chosen for my own enjoyment and learning. This sounds reasonable, right?

But, in a few weeks I am starting 2 other courses. They run concurrently. Which would be completely doable if my present course was ending. It is not.

Oh, the webs we weave for ourselves.

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
~Walter Scott

The webs I am describing are not being woven around anyone except myself. No-one else is being deceived. The question is, am I deceiving myself?

Can I do this? Will I do justice to any of these courses?

Perhaps the bigger question is, why am I doing this? I really have to think this through, but later. Right now, I am far too busy.



Author: CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).

2 thoughts on “The webs we weave”

  1. this is hilarious, i just signed up for 3 photography courses in addition to the other long list of goals that i have made for myself to accomplish. there is clearly something we love about putting the pressure on ourselves, the question is what?


    1. I know what part of my problem is. I want to know everything, AT ONCE!!!!!! I want to know this, and master that, and try the thing over there, and experiment with this dazzling toy right here. It is being a curiosity junkie. An art experience addict. And all from the comfort of my own home, or discomfort, depending on if i have managed to get my homework done. I am guessing your courses are away from home?


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