a work in progress
I created this work in progress a few weeks after Squam, in October 2008. It's been on my shelf unfinished ever since. I liked what I had, was nervous about losing it and didn't know what to do next.
Last night I decided to bring it to my abstract painting class to see if I could glean any insights from my teacher. She was confident I could go somewhere with it, but instead of giving me specific insights she gently reminded me that I can't let a piece become too precious, that although it's not always easy, if I feel a piece isn't finished I should push forward despite my fears of ruining what's already there. In other words, trust in the process.
I knew that. I'd done it before. I even made it my mantra last year.
Inspired by my teacher's gentle reminder and the seven other women in the room pushing through their own fears, I allowed myself to play with my post-Squam painting and transformed it into something I never could have planned or imagined:
a work completed?
I love how this class is pushing my boundaries.