One of the hardest things I have had to learn about making art is how to let go, how to just play. Being the OCD personality I am, my work has always had to have a purpose, a beginning, middle and end. It is so hard for me to just grab a bunch of supplies and play, but I'm working on it. This past weekend my fabulous friend Karen came over and we played with bees wax and encaustics. And yes I just played and didn't obsess about what it was to be. It just was what it was.
Karen's work is so gorgeous. I love her style. I hadn't done much of anything creative for the past few weeks, outside of photo shoots for the paper, and I really needed some time in the studio. It was so nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of.
So now we have some pieces to play with and a few works in progress. It was fun and very freeing to just play. I should do it more often.