Here's what has been slowly building up over the last few days in our neck of the woods...or perhaps I should say...on our bank of the river. The snow came down lightly, sometimes imperceptibly, for several days and by now it's pretty impressive. Quiet and still, the perfect time for winter meditation! My cold is a bit better day by day and I found some energy to get into the studio yesterday, where I was relaxed enough to actually make something happen. No....let's rephrase that. Here's how it worked. Going through my little stack of Japanese paper, eventually I relaxed enough to let something happen. I started out by trying to make something happen, but The Observer part of me is always present in the room and sure enough, I got called on the carpet, so to speak...."you are trying to make the same drawings you've made before...you're just trying to repeat your success"....and moments later "you're now trying too hard not to make the same drawings you've made before...say what there is to say at this very moment with the most elegant means possible"....and that's when the flow began. But I was definitely much of the way through the paper before I got there. It's a process, it's always a process.
Once that flow starts, well things do start flowing pretty readily and the desk quickly turns into chaos, as I pull out thread, beads, buttons and then try to find a needle somewhere on the painted surface of that desk. Here are a couple of quick shots of work in progress....some from the trying too hard stage and some from a point some moments later when I began to listen to The Observer.
It's good to be feeling fairly well again and I'm looking forward to the flow of time in the studio! Hope your week has started out well! See you tomorrow for A Walk Through The Universe!