I’ve been thinking a lot about my art process lately and why I love it so much, especially with my newer art. I think the answer lies in the way I feel when I am creating it. I seem to have let go of my need for this art to have a final resting place. Yes, it would be great if I sold it or created products from it, but that isn’t my main objective. I paint to be in harmony with my soul. I love to use the idea of alchemy to take the beautiful qualities of paint and mix them in a very simple way with water to transform it into art. I love the slow bleeds and blurred edges, the soft colors and emotional feeling of this new work. It feels like I am sharing some secret with the world that I am not even completely aware of. I also love that this work is never planned out and I don’t have any expectations when I am painting it. It just flows from my intuition. I release it to the brush and let it translate the energy within me. It really is a spiritual practice.
When I am creating I try to think of it as meditation. I honor the process by staying present and trusting. When I feel myself start to tighten and close my energy, I stop and take deep healing breaths to open me up for receiving. I remain in a state of calm and peace throughout and keep my mind chatter off so that I can have a feeling of transcendence during the process.
Instead of seeing mistakes, like I have in the past, now I see opportunities for magic to happen. When I started exploring this new path with my art, I had no idea where it would lead me. I knew I would find a new expression of art, I had no idea that I would be changing my art and life in such a profound way. xo