This has been a week of beginnings and endings in my studio. Several projects have come to a finish which is always a pleasure, especially since one in particular has been extremely meaningful for me (more on that at a later date). And there are others that are in the early stages, a few which have been for awhile, so I am looking forward to focusing on those once again. I'm glad I had time to reorganize my work space as it has been such a pleasure to work in this space once again. The lighting is much better than it was when I used this as a studio last and furniture works so much better for me at this stage since I've struggled with adhesive capsulitis in both my shoulders over the last several years.
One of the things I have learned about my process is that it definitely is a process. There are times I want to focus on backgrounds and planning, whether that means looking for inspiration and creating thumbnail sketches or flooding my canvases with colour and pattern. Other times I can't wait to begin to add imagery along with more layers. And there is something about working several pieces at once which helps me to resolve any challenges that I might face while working on other pieces. I like moving between paintings as it gives my mind a chance to clear and helps me allow my brain to make other creative connections. A way of brain storming on my own.