This blog has been quiet lately. All my free time has been focused on sifting through the stuff that has appeared on my plate. Not all of it has been particularly easy. A lot of it has been downright hard–at least in my internal landscape. I’ve been accused of looking like I’ve got it all together on the outside.
Never let them see you sweat.
Like a duck: calm on the surface and paddling like mad underneath.
It’s funny to me, to be thought of as having it all together, but maybe from the outside it looks that way.
I’ve been making art again after a long dry spell. A hibernation, if you will. A fallow period where nothing was bubbling up, demanding to be created.
Thankfully, the dry spell appears to be over.
I’ve started painting again and working with collage and making a point to just start putting things on the page. Planning a little less. Going with the flow more. Following the impulses that occur to me and trying not to question them. This leads to happy accidents as well as some not-so-pretty results, but that’s how you learn. I’m trying to focus more on the process and on following my intuition which has, in recent years, been beaten into silence so that I can barely hear it sometimes.
More play, less planning. More creating, less trying to make art.
And it’s been fun. Refreshing. Freeing.
I like it.
Here’s some work I’ve done recently. Enjoy!