Having just come through an intense period of “doing”, I’m ready to settle into a long period of “being”. By the end of the month I will have taught two workshops, hung two shows, moved both my home and my studio space, bought a second vehicle, and filed for divorce. Phew!!
I hope I did most of it gracefully and thoughtfully, but I’ll certainly be ready to head into a long, slow fall and winter, concentrating on lots of painting, reading and non-thinking activities!
I’m hesitant to plan this out too much, but rather let it be an organic unfolding of painting and drawing. At the same time, I have deadlines and shows to work toward so I will set some intentions about painting; Things like, “I will try to paint every day”. Notice the “try”!! I’m not going to make a chore of it, nor will I make a set plan, rather an intention. I have some ideas for new bodies of work, but I don’t intend to abandon my core of landscape painting. This is my foundation and support. The landscape supports and nourishes me, so I will stay true to that.
Fall and winter are the perfect months to nestle in and find your base. I can’t wait!