No, not fun but necessary, I guess. At least that's what seems to happen for me. I need the time to experiment and play and try things... but this is indeed work for me. I don't particularly have fun not knowing what to do next. Or wondering whether I should try something or not. But I've come to realize that this is the way I have to work. Try something. Don't be (too) afraid to mess it up. And even if it totally is a failure--what's the cost? Some material costs and some time. Not a big deal in the long run--and compared to other things in life. Right?
Anyway! Here goes with today's experiments. First thing this morning I cut up a painting I'd done one one of the first days here:
As I started rearranging these parts I noticed that two were particularly interesting to me:
Later in the day I took a couple of earlier paintings to the larger studio to work on with earth pigment. Here they are before:
And here they are after:
I've also done a few other things today, including submitting an online entry to an exhibit.
And late in the afternoon I sat on the porch after taking a walk and though about what I'm trying to do while here and with any of my seeking of images. Here's the first page of the journal entry about that:
More to come in the final few days while here! I hope that some tapestry works will result from all of these experiments. But if they don't, that's OK. They'll come as they will, I guess.