Changes.....

So my husband has recently semi retired....... we are struggling to find our new normal......  guy without a schedule and a compulsive, work addicted wife......

So we did a mini vacation without a kiln....... I know, breathe deep , it will be O.k....

It is always a great opportunity to look at your work... where you are going and what you are doing.   On my recent trip to Salt Spring Island I met amazing people who seem to have much more artistic depth than I do ...and I am envious.   One gentleman, draws  regularly

( something I gave up years ago,) He also  paints and does the most amazing wood creations..... . He made me wonder how different my art would be with more media. 

So after yet another trip to the hardware store I discovered this amazing paper...I am obviously still obsessed with my layered landscape work so it felt only natural to see if I could capture emotion with another material.  I began by layering torn squares, but found them much too boring, so by wrinkling and then smoothing and stacking I created something that held fascination for me.  What an analogy for life.   The wrinkled and worn, created more interest and intrigue......for me, not that I don't adore young people, but our scars definitely add interest to our story.

As I added layers the wrinkles and scars of each sheet became less visible but began to create interest as a whole.    This needs more thought and exploration.  I do have to say, as I am sitting in Winnipeg airport to go home with a 3.5 hr delay, and only 5 hrs sleep ...... I need to remind myself how each adventure and chance meeting enriches my life and my work........ I am grateful and amazed!