but we all know that even the best of them 'gang aft agley'. And this one that I have been puzzling and working over for a wee while certainly needs shelving right now. It is to go into that drawer which contains trials of ideas which although worthwhile are not yet ready to emerge as finished work. I never think of it as giving up exactly, especially after reading Samuel Beckett's Worstword Ho: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Fail again. Fail better
These lithographs are by Tom Phillips, another artist whose work I admire (as well as Burns and Beckett) - whose standards are high, encouraging me to experiment but also to know when a line has to be drawn.
The act of shelving decided, I can now relax, and get on with the next things on my list.