― Anaïs Nin
Today is the first day of spring here in Minnesota. Last year at this time we still had several snow storms ahead and temperatures that would have you convinced that it was only early January. This year, things are different. Winter went out with a whimper a couple weeks back. The snow has been replaced with puddles and the bare trees are now flush with buds.
Perhaps it is the early arrival of spring that has got me itching to start fresh in my artwork? I dabbled for a moment at the thought of going back to more representational work but quickly remembered how I found it stressful to come up with new subject matter and even more stressful to actually execute my ideas! I go to art as a means of meditation and putting too much thought into it defeats the purpose. Instead, I pulled out a couple of previously painted panels and thought I'd paint without any plan (nothing new) but also without brushes (new). OMG - THAT was FUN!!!
|New painting in progress - March 2015|
So, maybe a new series is born? If nothing else, I'm having fun figuring it out.
Please join me tomorrow (March 21st | 12-4) for my Spring Sale at the Megan Bell Studio. All original work will be discounted 20% through April including my Mini Original Collection.
Happy Spring Equinox 2015!