I love this first stage of creating, the moment when anything is possible. That moment when the colors are all whispering, the slight texture on the prepped wood nudges your thoughts in one direction or another and an idea starts to take shape in your mind. It can be a challenge at this point to take the leap and commit to an idea, lay that first shape, apply the first color but once you do a very organic process begins in which ideas change ever so slightly as you continue to layer and create based on what the painting wants to become rather than what you want it to become. I've started on four of the eight pieces I will be sending to Nahcotta and a few mini block paintings to add to my shop as well.
This first weekend of 2010 turned out to be very interesting in that "oh, so your going to be that kind of year way". Chuck and I went into the city to a dinner party at his boss's apartment. Once we parked and started walking to the address I realized that our old and dear friends D & M used to live on the same street. As we entered the building we realized they had actually lived in the same building, and as we entered the apartment at the back of the building we thought for sure it was the same apartment. It turns out they were in the apartment directly above this one but that and a few other incidents over the weekend have me thinking that 2010 has a few tricks up it's sleeves....bring it on!