“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.” ~Auguste Rodin
This work started as a way for me to continue the lessons learned in “Water Dancer“. This work had no original drawing, it was all done spontaneously, in a stream of consciousness. Scale was not considered, I wasn’t interested in reality, just the gentle push of, “yeah, that feels good.”
Allowing what is
I practiced allowing, what is, to just be. Be here, be big, be tedious, be simply complicated and to be soft, like butterfly kisses. It became what it wanted to be. In the end, so did I. I think that is a good thing. I enjoyed this work, I felt rested everytime I came to it and surprisingly, when I left it each day. The work was hard and satisfying.
Resting is work
Resting is work for overactive human minds. Resting requires concentration and coping skills. Resting, is hard work. While allowing this work to become itself, I am working several other paintings at once. The heat is on and season opening is right around the corner. We are excited to release the new works into the wilds to find their forever homes. It’s hard work and I love it. I also, love, double love what’s coming up and out for us right now We are practicing what we preach! Less screen time, more playtime (working on that one) and resting when needed. Being honest with ourselves and others about where we are on that sliding, daily continuum. We continue to practice.
I hope you enjoy the work!
Your friend in the arts,