Monday, January 4, 2010

when anything is possible....


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!

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is great. These tricks that is what 2010 is all about, that is my feeling at least. If you stop by tomorrow, you will see a trick that is played on me. To me this is the coolest post I have ever made.

Have a great day and enjoy your creative process.

Tara Thayer said...

i can't wait to see what you make of those blocks.
and loved that story. i could picture it all the way through.
it's going to be a good year, i think.

sammi said...

I have to say, the pile of block is ever so appealing......wish I could just reach through the screen and grab some for myself :)
...what a great little story...

artslice said...

Sounds like deja-vu! Happy painting with all that fresh surface. Those wax bars of color sure look yummy.

Janice La Verne said...

sometimes I could eat color, if it were edible... love that colored wax in the photo...

my year is starting out with a time space reality jiggle too! being in a different space does that...

great story...

chrissy said...

beth...i am so excited to see what wonderful things land on those blocks! i am loving your art and your inspiration. thanks so much for sharing.
i say 2010 bring it on!...as well!
peace dear.
c

gretchenmist said...

your beginnings look yummy!

funny when these things happen. i like it!

justagirl said...

love the story and know those feelings you get from a blank canvas/block...