Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Another Dose of Tranquillity...
I painted again this morning, despite the phone ringing four times in quick succession. I was expecting a call, so each time I leapt to answer, and each time it wasn't the call I was expecting. Despite that, though, I painted happily, and have produced several more paintings...so much so that I'm going to have to stop; I've run out of space for them to dry in. This will not be a problem with the shudio, of course, but in the attic, it gets a bit...busy... The image here is 'Somewhere', another of the gentle paintings I began yesterday.
So, this afternoon, since painting wasn't an option, I began a textile sketch of a new Texture Of Memory piece. The Texture Of Memory series is an old one, relatively speaking, pre lutradur, and it focusses on the way in which our minds tamper with our memories. This piece is an experiment that uses both lutradur and evolon; pictures when it is finished. I think it has potential, though. It's wonderful to be back to working productively again. It feels as if I've not done anything really interesting in a long time, like walking down a long corridor past all sorts of doors, until I found the 'right' one to open and walk through. Long may it continue.
It is interesting to restart a series that has been dormant for several years. Just as the theme suggests, I have moved on, and my mind sees new ways of approaching the same material. I wonder what will come out of this exploration.