It’s been a few days since I felt like painting. The large 4′ by 5′ canvas was an intense experience of listening to my process of remembering my ancestors. When that painting got to a resting point, I rested. This morning – still feeling empty – I decided to work on a painting that I am reworking.

The image on the left is the one that made me happy. But then, I started overthinking and planning and getting strategic – and as soon as I did, the image became boring and contrived.

The more desperately I tried to recreate something that I thought was pretty or pleasing the more “meh” the painting became.

Surrendering – she too will join all the other #WIPs (works in progress/process).

Lesson learned over and over and over…

Process always trumps product.