Today I alternately experience the sensory immediacy of creating and the pulling back to observe.
I feel the give of a sponge roller, catch the faint smell of a Posca pen, see the brightness of teeny pops of orange and red, hear the scritch of an ink pen on gessobord.
I notice that today I am painting in a way that suggests finishing stages—adding little details, punching up bits of color, retracing linework to give it more depth … all the while knowing I have 85 layers to go!
The intuitive immediacy and the more thought-filled attention to detail are both gifts of this exercise—gifts of ongoing engagement and self-discovery, gifts of the creative process … specifically my creative process.
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