I'm thinking ahead to being with Caroline and Emmy in a couple of days (TWO DAYS, C&E!!!). Want to bring materials, or ideas, or starts of some sort so we can hang out together making art over the weekend if we choose.
I get out a sheet of paper and go black and white, thinking, I'll bring a start. We'll cut it up, and then use whatever materials the girls have at hand to develop the pieces. Make a series together!
It's harder to create a black and white start than I thought it'd be.
Well, that's not true. It's harder to create a black and white start that is visually pleasing to me than I thought it'd be.
But, once the first few swipes of paint don't do what I want, I let go of having anything do what I want.
And I like what emerges. The black/white/gray/smoky effect is calling out to me!
I walk past this start awhile after it has dried and find myself reaching for black paint; add some patterns.
Whoa—if I squint, I see an abstracted face!
Maybe this won't go to VA! Maybe I won't cut it up!