Wednesday, June 1, 2011
"In order for my work to continue to evolve, I become involved in playfulness and take the opportunity to look at the 'what-ifs.' Whatever the result, it expands my vision by letting go of who I think I am and discovering the spirit within." - Jean Deemer
Time off to play is a good thing and that's what I have been doing the last couple weeks. Catching up in the house, working in the gardens, doing things that I put off when I was busy getting ready for my last couple shows. I enjoyed this time off, I think my brain is still working, still creating, even if my hands are not involved in the process. Yesterday I got back in the studio and it felt good. It all seems to come back to me by itself, the layers, the scraping the sense of color and value - that doesn't mean to say 'it's easy' - never is a moment in the studio easy . . . exciting, scary and magical seems more fitting. But for some reason we seem to go back - yearning for more. Even a bad day painting is a good day! Enjoy yours . . .