without realizing it,
i have found myself in a holding pattern,
like an airplane circling a landing strip
waiting for the tower to ok the next step.
now, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
but for someone who is as active and productive as i am,
it is unusual. at first, i considered it a natural
progression after a big push to finish work for
several art shows. that's understandable. but now,
i look at it as equivalent to the fall growing season for
flowers. you don't see much above ground but there is
much going on under the surface. roots are developing
a strong network to support the growing plant, nutrients
feed and strengthen the stalk and the flower bud absorb
what it needs for the next step.
if i were to describe this 'holding pattern,' i would
say that i don't have a particular goal, i am experimenting
with some new (to me) techniques, i am not working on a project
and i haven't been painting daily. what i have been doing daily
is sketching, doodling, collaging, watercolor, journaling.
and loving it all. even here today, on my blog, i am meandering.
and i think that's just fine!
i wonder if others have these periods of wandering?
a happy mother's day to mothers and a lovely
posting with friends at paint party friday.
grateful to kristin and eva for generously hosting this group.