This week in the studio, I'm embracing the mercury retrograde. Finishing up old projects and creating closure. According to the experts, mercury retrograde is not the time to begin new ventures, but to clear out the old, finish those things sitting in a stack on your floor, in your closets, on the shelf...well, that's how my space looks, anyway. How about yours?
So this piece is a paint over. A mixed media project I completed last 30 in 30 challenge. You might remember it?
It began as an aerial abstract study. Though I loved the many layers and texture, the color did not sing to me. So it had been relegated to the pile of pieces to be re-invented. After several layers of ink, some scraping and rubbing and a hint of paint, the singing began and the piece finally felt "done." Hooray!
So although the cable keeps going out, emails are lost in cyber space, messages are misconstrued and schedules are a huge challenge (all hallmarks of mercury's mischief), there is progress being made in other areas and a sense of humor blanketing it all with good mojo.
Maybe this retrograde thing isn't so bad after all?