This is actually what I made the most progress on today. I know, I know, It’s not painting. But would you believe me if I told you that it is related? Because of course it is. There is something about digging in the ground that gets my creativity going. I think this sort of work creates a little mind space, so that my ideas can bubble up without strain, without too much intention. Just flow. So, in that way, it was a very productive day. I cleared half of my future vegetable bed and dug in some soil conditioner. I am only planting a few things – mainly for the pleasure of growing something- because we have a CSA starting in May that takes us through October and is truly abundant and splendid. I will have more veggies than I know what to do with.
The studio has seen some action this week, too.
The last one here is a journal I am working on. I use the Molskine Japanese albums, which are a little hard to find, but I love them. The first thing I do is put several layers of color, gesso, and maybe a little random collage in there. Sometimes I sew into them. That is all so that I don’t have to face a white page. It primes the page, so that ideas flow for me more easily. These are small enough that I can carry them with me and add things as I am inspired. Pretty great.