Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
A couple of small canoes are on their way to the Okanagan (hope you love them Colleen!) and I wish I was traveling with them. Great weather, beautiful vineyards, delicious foods and good friends...what could be better?
I'm so glad to get this little 're-fresh' while I'm currently working on two large canoes. Sometimes moving between large and small helps fill the creative well...even though I'm using different marks and colours in each piece, it seems that the act of switching back and forth just tends to get those creative juices flowing.
Sometimes it's necessary to change media or subject matter while I'm working on a series just to keep things fresh, to keep them moving in a good direction. I also tend to learn as much from my mistakes as anything, in fact, sometimes it's those mistakes that end up being a catalyst to something new and interesting. At other times I need to take a break...go for a walk, read, sit in a café for awhile. It's all necessary to continue on this creative journey.
P.S. 'Kanata - the Village' has traveled to its' new home on Manitoulin Island...sigh...I want to go there, too.