April 3, 2016
Once again, I’m going underground for a while, limiting my computer time and focusing on avoiding anxiety attacks. Gathering all my fibers and attempting to weave a new fabric of images is risky business; it is never easy or comfortable. Coasting along has never been something I can do for more than a day or two. It’s in my nature to tackle the unknown and to push beyond my limits. Maybe it isn’t about making great art. Maybe it’s just about seeing what I can do if I look hard enough, gather enough skills and be open to embracing the unknown. Maybe it’s about enjoying the moment, the line, the stroke, the scent of freshly plowed dirt, the motion of fabric blown by the wind as it is anchored by clothespins. Maybe it is just about life and the only way I know how to translate it.
Blogging, for me, is about sharing those tentative moments of doubt, of discovery, of disaster. I don’t blog for the masses, I blog for the curious and those who are as addicted to adventure and discovery as I am. When I look at another artist’s work, I want to know what the journey was as they progressed from the first mark to the last. Over the next several months I will be posting, though infrequently, the steps of my progress as I try to pull my interests together into unified images.
Mandala No. 2 – The wildflowers along the road on my evening walk on April 1, 2016
Succulents, Coltsfoot and two other wildflowers I can’t identify. I need Anita’s help!
A long way yet to go …
Transitioning from a 7″ diameter mandala/dala to an 18″ mandala/dala has increased the challenges and decision making geometrically! Very exciting!
Images: 18 x 18 inch images – watercolor
Completed Mandala. Day three of three. Watercolor – 18″ x 18″