Monkey-mind won't leave me alone. It tells me I am not accomplishing anything worthwhile, that I am spending too much time trying to figure out with logic what needs to be done through intuition, and I keep getting distracted when I do finally get to work. In addition I am bedevilled by a plethora of pesterments (a quote from a journal I wrote in 1992) - maybe that just never ends. The nuts and bolts that make up so much of life when my vision is elsewhere.
This is the hideous encaustic I painted and then destroyed yesterday. It had served its purpose and that was to provide me an opportunity to mix color with (a) dry pigments and wax (b) oil paint and wax and (c) oil pastels and wax. Today I experiment with watercolor. I am getting a little more used to my workspace here in my home studio and see what I need to change to accommodate larger work. In answer to all who have expressed concern regarding dry pigments in the studio let me just say that I am the biggest safety nut going and I haven't added to my collection of 3 dried pigment colors. I do not mull the pigments or fling them into the air.
I love and adore your comments but I've lost my mind trying to answer everyone so please don't stop commenting. Just know that I am trying to take care of myself and my studio time. If you e-mail me or ask a serious question I will of course answer back. xoxo thanks.