I was somewhat surprised when I looked at this blog today and realized that nearly a month has passed since I last wrote. I have been painting, a lot, but I have not been writing. I sometimes create posts in my head while I work, but I haven´t been sitting down to write them out.
In part this is because the painting has been going well; in part it is because life outside the studio has been busy; in part it is due to an annual late-winter funk that I tend to fall into. Still, I like to celebrate good paint flow as well as to address concerns about it not flowing, and I regret not having recorded some of the insights that I have had over the past weeks. If indeed they are still lodging somewhere in my head, as I believe they may be, I can´t access them at will. I should jot down at least brief notes as ideas occur to me, for later reference.
This coming week is necessarily a production week, since I have to get at least a half dozen pieces to the gallery here in Torrey before we leave on a trip next Monday. Gallery 24 will open for the season while we are gone. I have close to thirty panels under way (most of them small), but only a few that I am willing to let out the door. Still, I don´t need many, and I will finish up quite a few more soon after our return. Perhaps during that time -- and as I approach the one-year anniversary of this online journal -- I will improve my habits of testifying to the creative process that I experience. Such, at least, is my resolve.