It's all starting to come together now.
Wait, let me backtrack a little bit. I knew I wanted to paint this month...and I have been painting. The suggested CED theme is 'spring' and I had kind of half-heartedly committed to the theme, resolving to address the theme through my color choices...opting for tints...keeping it light.
And so I have been painting. And I was excited about the actual process of painting...and happy with the colors...and everything was figurative...but something was missing.
So last night I am painting and a poem popped into my head. The poem was 'Since feeling is first' by E.E. Cummings. This has always been one of my favorite poems, and one that I memorized back when I was in high school just because I loved it so much.
So I started to scrawl the text across my piece in acrylic paint...and then I started thinking...maybe I will make a triptych, this will be the first one, and the rest of the poem with be painted on the other two pieces.
And then I got excited, because I realized that I wanted to work with text from poems that I like this month.
And then, after looking into it a bit more...I realized...
That being said...I am approaching the pieces a little differently this month. I haven't been posting the final pics to my 'Recent Works' page or to my FB Album, which is usually part of my routine...make the work, photograph the work, post then move on. For this month I am going to give myself a little more freedom and allow myself to go back into a piece and add more paint, etc after the day has passed. I may post the final pieces after a few days, or a week...or even wait til the end of the month...not sure yet. It makes me a little uncomfortable to do this, which kind of says that is exactly why I should change it up for this month, to try something different, to try to loosen up.
We will see how that goes. (insert nervous laugh)
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG