True Story

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

True Story, calligraphic art by Amy Crook

True Story, calligraphic art by Amy Crook

A small reminder of the other sides to everything:

Just because a Story is true, that doesn’t make it the Whole Story

We spend a lot of time telling ourselves our stories, whether it’s that time your favorite thing got discontinued because nobody likes what you like, or the time you couldn’t even make your cable box work because you’re no good at technology, or the time you missed a car payment because you’re terrible with money.

A single story becomes the whole story, especially in the negative. We tell ourselves the story and call it the truth, instead of remembering the 37 car payments you did make, the favorite products that have been on the shelves since childhood, or the tech you take for granted every day.

True Story, 6″x4″ pen & ink and glitter gel pen on Fluid watercolor paper.

True Story, detail, by Amy Crook

True Story, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the light shining off the glittery color, highlighting a few important words. Below, the piece waits in a frame to grace someone’s home or workspace, accompanied by a little matching bookmark.

True Story, framed art by Amy Crook

True Story, framed art by Amy Crook

This piece was in last month’s Floating Gallery — if you’d like to get the inside scoop on my art, join my list.

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