Recently, I purged my Studio of nearly 7 years (in the same space). I must admit it took 30 days of puttering around and finally within 2 weeks I successfully finished! It feels great, but adjusting is slowing me down quite a bit. My work station has moved to the center of our loft and all my materials are stored on a different wall. I returned to working on the same new series (In the Pocket) which began sometime in late May. Even in that short time, this work has shifted a bit in relationship to making paintings in the old work station to the new spot.
This week I'd like to share some of my drawings that I found in my files. I know repacking and storing the various bodies of work over the past 4 years is starting to come together for me. The slowing down of my working has been frustrating. However, I can begin to accept the need to stop and take stock of what I've been doing the past 7-10 years. Working everyday has been a steady practice for me. I love working all the time and the 'showing up' philosophy is deeply ingrained in me.
Here are some drawings which struck a familiar chord for me when I began editing drawings, and storing my sculptural explorations (calling them 'the wraps' for now).