Change of Seasons

Now I have several paintings to do, and I have the canvas primed and ready to go, but I have no energy! I think it must be the shorter kind of dreary days of fall.  We’ve spent some time repairing a wall in our store and everything is looking fresh and new.  I could take some inspiration from this feeling and actually do a painting about this change of season.  I’m writing this down to remind myself that I feel this way every year.

Mind Dance is a painting I did in 1997.  I’m sure I was feeling the same way then as I do now. It’s comforting to know that I’m seasonally consistent. Writing journals are great, but sometimes a painting is simply greater at catching a feeling.

Lost

Sometimes, it’s possible to learn more when I am feeling lost.  Then, I have to really look around and try to find my way back, or  figure out what to do next.  I was lost once when I was a child. It was very scary, but exciting too. Otherwise, I would not remember this.  Painting is the same way.  Destruction of some of my paper pieces has led me to think about the road forward, the possible reuse of the wonderful paper…..the marks on the paper…transformed by an accident.  It’s interesting.

When the road is suddenly unfamiliar, I look up and think…hey, where am I?…..good question!