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experiments with color, saturation, tonal contrasts, marks contrasts....very fun, very experimental, not sensing where this is going but pretty much loving the work. Thank you. 

for the first time in a long time, an image showed up in a dream. Tree, leaning, iron spikes. I'll keep exploring this. That's what I do. 

more done. 

the work is a combination of stitch, paint, line, and message- thinking and writing while I paint has created a dimension I hadn't thought of before. Painting is so much about the message-I decided to be literal and write a message. And yet, it's not a message. 

Still playing with contrasts, trying collage and paint, mylar and paper, print and paintbrush, dark lines and paint. 


As I'm continuing with the painting experiment to Find My Joy, I'm taxed with the assignment to employ contrast. "Choose two contrasting things that you love in painting and use them together." 


Today I chose bold line and brushy paint. I have used bold line frequently, but not brushy paint interacting with the line. 

The hand is very much in this work as I smudged paint and redrew lines. A worthy experiment. 


Also, new words for the work :

"I paint representationally but not of appearances. I paint representational pictures of emotional experiences." 

lifted from Howard Hodgkin......

It's just Wednesday of Integration Week, and I've been IN IN IN the studio for two days. Yay me. 


Learning about color, layering, effects, and taking my time to play. 


I'm drawn to thoughts of meditaiton, and what it looks like inside my eyelids. I'll just go with it. 


Smiles for Miles. 

and don't paint to impress (even yourself).  HOW FREE?!  


I enjoyed the first day of working in this module, thank you. I feel like feelings are all that I paint-there's something inside of me that needs to get out and I paint it. Maybe we are on to something.  


Apparently this is our last day of freedom, we will need to be painting accordingly in two weeks. BUT I'm feeling pretty good. 


I painted what it feels like when I'm reading. 


In black and white and color.