today was a day of revival and new beginnings.
two significant things happened today. first, i decided to go all in on piece no.5. drips on drips and i realized that they were taking on a life of their own. the inherent struggle was that i now had two different paintings fighting for space on the same piece of paper. so, say goodbye to no. 5 and say hello to no. 6. these drips and colors needed to stand on their own. with a little bit a breathing room and greater focus i am now really excited about where this piece is going.
this made me realize the second important thing: my work is not over. i knew that going into it but this whole process made me re-realize how sacred studio time is. having been making art since i could hold a crayon in my hand you would think that i would always know that. life happens and to be honest sometimes you just forget and need to be reminded. these past 5 days have made me recommit to what a really love. consider it done, i have renewed my vows to art.