Riding my bike around the neighborhood, I’ve been paying attention to the Halloween decorations. It’s impressive what one can accomplish with a bit of polyfill and some well placed lighting.
I’ve been clearing a few cobwebs of my own these days. Every year around this time, I find a few more things I need to let go. Sometimes it’s clearing out a closet, and sometimes it’s letting go of ideas that entangle me.
One of the best ways to do that comes from writing, and I’ve been surprised that writing here has clarified so many things for me. For example, I’m realizing that my words here are entwined with the painting. It’s why l love painting and writing these notes to you. They belong together.
And I realize that not everyone appreciates that, but I really feel like my real work is emerging from this series and I’m letting go of a few cobwebs around that. Like the idea that abstract work isn’t “real” art. Or that people aren’t interested in my stories. Or that my work is validated by how many people read these words every morning.