Today was a day another layer was peeled off. In a good way. I had a long coffee date with an art friend and found it very inspiring. We spoke of insecurites, validations, inspirations, and blocks. And I left feeling excited, as I think she did, about wanting to really paint from deep inside. And it's tough to let go of people's perceptions and just let what you feel is bubbling below the surface come out. You're wandering down a path and you really don't know where the heck it's going. And then I received a painting I'd bought and it inspired me, and so I had a wonderful email chat with that artist. Feeling fueled, I went into the studio and began working over an old canvas I'd never really felt happy with.
And shut off my brain and just let it flow. And I really felt energized and good. So this is what it looks like when I had to leave at the end of the day. The very first photo is a cropped chunk of this piece. I was still working and I didn't have time to take a perfect shot. But I guess I just wanted to share and muse about the things we all go through, and this journey of exploration and investigation.