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.