Friday, May 6, 2011
open to change, a metaphor in painting
And then you know you want to do more, but there are too many ideas and you know yourself well enough to know that you need to let the excitement die down just a bit to see what still floats. So you daydream and think grand ideas and get excited about all of the possibilities. Then you worry a little - what if I mess it up? Then you start to compare yourself and your ideas to others and know that you have to get those voices out of your head before you return to the work at hand. Then, if you listen carefully, you'll hear this magical voice inside you whispering that the final piece will make your heart sing and one day, very soon, you'll go in the paint room and surprise yourself with what comes next.
That's what painting this canvas was like. That's what starting this blog was like. I started with one idea, but things change. Not too much, mind you, but enough to add some excitement. I'm almost ready to lay down the next layer onto the canvas and I simply can't wait to share what I'm cookin' up for this space.