I'm always amazed at how more hours of daylight and the sun influences my sense of well being. There's a spring in my step and I want to move and accomplish things. Nothing seems too overwhelming to start. None of these feelings exist in the winter months.
My time in the studio increased this week and I'm almost finished a large (24 x 36) work that is a response to both my presence in the gardens, the property itself and my process of working. I feel a sense of accomplishment in covering that much physical space and moving into an arena that stretches me. I want to create 3 works this size and then I will decide if they have a place in the exhibition of if they are just something that has to be done for my sake. I've come to accept these changes in work size, style etc. as transition activities and it is important to leave yourself wide open to get the most benefit from them.
I'm not only experimenting this week, I'm also working on 9 small encaustic pieces that focus on the benches on the Birr Castle property and my reflections while sitting on them. They are little gems and I can't wait to show one completed.
My blogging presence will be decreased as I use every available moment to work in the studio. I am still reading but giving myself a break from writing so much.