Lately I have been so very scattered and I know it is because I have not 'allowed' myself enough creation time. And by that I don't mean the physical act of making art-as we all know it's the 'before' time to process that fuels the work.
November, Remains of the Day
mixed media on canvas, 8x8in, 2011, available
But I see light at the end of the tunnel-a winding down with business and personal issues that are getting in the way. So today was my transition day. I went for a long rejuvenating walk-and it started to snow! It was light, gentle, tentative -and like a cleansing-then the snow melted and left without a trace that it was ever there.
Back in the studio around 5PM, I glanced out the window and was struck by an incredibly turquoise and pink sky. I grabbed a wee canvas and just responded. Change is often sublte but in a matter of hours can be so splendidly different.
Below is an earlier work, a first snow in December 09, but it put me in mind of today's transition.
oil on panel