I lost the Magic.
This past June, @austinkleon shared an article written by George Saunders where he talks about his grad writing program and how he lost the Magic his writing had when he applied. Just Google “Austin Kleon don’t lose the magic” and his blog post is the first link. I realized this is what happened after my BFA program. I felt I had to go back and learn what I didn’t learn. And in the process I lost the Magic. A textbook example. Exactly what Austin described in his blog post.
I don’t have any photos of any other undergraduate artwork (other than my final portfolio paintings) or of any of my post-grad artwork. I think I took some in Laurel but lost them when the computer died. All I have are the photos I took when I destroyed the old artwork (in Laurel). TIGHTLY CONTROLLED pencil drawings and paintings. Done early 90s.
Look at the difference. Magic vs. Lost the Magic.