Friday, October 28, 2011

Carrot and stick - continued


Or should it be the stick and the carrot?  Either way, the idiom remains the same.

I seem to have more stick than carrot lately, and am taking most of it in stride.  Occasionally one comes across a mean spirited person with a chip on their shoulder.  I have learned that the chip is there for a reason and that they probably hurt more than I do.  With this in mind, I let the words or actions roll past and wonder if they do not get the reaction they want if it helps or hinders them.  Maybe they just need to lash out at someone.  No, its never fun, but it happens.

But here is another update for the original carrot and stick painting that I needed to get out of my system.  The pieces are more refined, but I think it needs a little more work to deepen the shadows and put more detail into the stick and the carrot.  Its fiddly, rainy afternoon work, just the thing for this coming Sunday if the forecast is correct.

2 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Liking it a lot! Sorry you've run up against a gremlin in human form. I wonder if, without input of any kind, they would just go back to the netherworld where they belong - or if we'll always have them around? An unhappy person can be a very mean person and so can a person in chronic pain (which I've had to learn from my own behavior lately due to painful days).

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda. There are always people in the world who like to rub others up the wrong way for whatever reason.

Pain, I can understand, if it makes people ill tempered. Its understandable. I hope yours lessens and becomes resolved soon.