I lovingly refer to my collection of unfinished projects as victims of "crafty ADD." I know that's not really the case though. I don't really need to see a project finished because to me, it's all about the process of creating something.
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Christine Mason Miller for an afternoon of fun in her studio. I was a bit worried about what Christine would think when she saw me do something on my canvas and proceed to cover it right up. And then I noticed it's exactly what she does too. We talked about the courage it takes to cover up something, or rip it apart. At one point, this painting was near completion, and then I looked at it, grabbed some white paint and again went right over it, covering up the words I had painted so carefully. Talk about liberating.
So now this painting sits in my office, across from my desk, awaiting my next urge to slop some paint on, or cover it in powerful words. And for now, I take delight in some of the details that I know I just can't cover up.
Thank you Christine for an inspiring afternoon, and reminding me that art (and life) is really about the process.