Happy Saturday to everyone. I haven’t been blogging on the weekends lately, but I wanted to let you know that we came through the storms OK, and that the damage to the surrounding area was minimal, thankfully. Thanks to everyone who expressed concern. We’re now in full-fledged tornado season as the weather begins to get warm, alternating with cold fronts.
The weekend gives me permission to coast a little. It’s good to just do nothing productive sometimes. It’s the down times that allow the mind to wander creatively (or dangerously?) I have flashes, dreams, visions of new paintings. And they’re not small ones. The paintings in my visions and fantasies are large ones.
Now here’s where the thought process may sound just a little bit shocking:
. . . I already have an overabundance of large paintings in my studio. If I lined them all up around the wall, which ones would really have to be kept and which ones could be . . . (gasp!) . . . reworked, or repurposed!
There are several that will stay in my permanent collection. I love them enough not to part with them.
But there are others that have more than paid their way in sales of giclees. So maybe they’re ready for an extreme makeover. Maybe. Possibly.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past few weeks. It’s such a tempting idea. They already have a wonderful underpainting, and I’ve had so many ideas about where I would take them if I got brave enough.
(Trust me, getting older makes you either more brave or more afraid. If you do brave things, you become more brave.)
Just putting these thoughts in writing is giving me courage not to dismiss them completely. It may be time.
Maybe if I do get brave, we could do another round of the before and after challenge. Remember that from almost two years ago? Stay tuned, as they say.