Friday, October 22, 2010

Finding A Groove

So, now I'm back in the studio for a good long stretch. I have blank walls, blank sheets of beautiful paper and empty canvas to delve into. How to start and not just start, but start with purpose and intention. I have pages and pages of thumbnails for ideas,(more on those later!), and beautiful photos of all the verdant and magical places I had the good fortune to visit this year.

So now I'll try to pull these ideas together to create several bodies of work, that will be the foundation for my shows next year.

I have a white board at the entry to my painting studio that helps keep me on track. Having intention being the phrase that I always go back to. A teacher of mine, Britt, asked recently what we are truly longing for? Searching for the answer to this goes hand in hand with having intention.

And then, "Did you kill it today", meaning did I go full out towards that intention/longing?? Did I give it my all?? This will be a challenge of almost monumental proportions, ha, ha!! Especially with the holidays coming up. We will see and I'll try to share my progress with you.

1 comment:

Casey Klahn said...

I like your idea board, Marla. I'm doing the same type of thing in my studio, now.

Congrats on your well-deserved awards!