On Purging and Creating: I decided to take the month of June off from creating, etc., with the exception of the Art Walk here in Ames on June 6th, to focus on paring down my studio. I've already started lining up local artists that are interested in my excess fabric, wool and silk fibers, oh and the yarn! I have to say it's exciting, very exciting.
I had hit the wall and that wall was I cannot create anymore until I get rid of the excess in my studio it is weighing me down. So out it goes so that I can move forward with my new Canyonland Series, and my collections for licensing.
Watercolor on Bristol board with Sumi Brush
On Color Wheels: I love certain colors, and I tend to work ONLY with those colors in my work. After twenty years of producing work I've decided that this is ok and these are my signature colors. So I've been busy making color wheels in watercolor, acrylic paint, and with natural dyes, and how I achieved those colors so that they are repeatable.
On Planning: Something I got from Lisa Call a couple of weeks ago that has lit a fire under my can is this: "Planning is Defining the Dream!" I started working on my business plan again, laying out the road map to where I want to go and have began planning how I want/hope to get there, and doing so has lit a new fire within me.