OK, six hours in the car by myself today gave me entirely too much time to ponder questions like this, which isn't a bad thing, but for some reason I feel the need to follow that up with something a bit more concrete. My latest uploads from Jordan should do the trick - they include more photos from Petra as well as a new group of photos from an abandoned glass factory, which had so much gorgeous texture I could hardly see straight.
I love imperfection, decay, messy, scribbled, torn, cracked. I love all the nooks, crannies and corners that look like hiding places for things like treasure maps, old letters and sepia photographs with curled edges.
I am working with washed out blues, turquoise and pale, Coke-bottle greens. I am working with gold, graphite, and micro point pens.
So tomorrow, it's back to work in the studio.
"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control." ~Julia Cameron
* In yoga, certain poses that focus on a specific area of the body require a counter-pose to balance things out. For example, the bridge pose - or back bend - opens the chest, and is usually followed by a pose that brings the knees towards the chest; the knees to chest is the counter-pose to the back bend, creating balance in the routine and in the body. I felt the need to write a post about something a bit more earth-bound following my earlier post about the meaning of life - a counter-pose, if you will, to balance things out.