“Extend an existing photograph or painting beyond its current edges.”

Many years ago my son and I were horrified by a mom and her little son. They were painting a plate to be glazed and fired in a kiln for the boy’s father. The looked at the boy and said: “Now Shreve, don’t paint outside the lines.” Poor kid. I bet it has haunted him his entire life.

I actually spent many happy hours doing just this in 1989 when travelling alone in Switzerland and France. A great way to pay attention and dial in to details around you.

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