Suffice it to say that Life has not been kind these past few weeks. As an artist, it's expected that creatively I would thrive during times of angst, but in fact the opposite is true for me. I much prefer to create from a place of beauty and peace. Sure, during the creative process there can be a sort of restless excitement that comes when inspiration meets work, but for the most part my artistic pursuit is one of calm and steady perseverance.
And so, after a month of inactivity, I'm back in the studio. It seems surreal....but it's not. It's quite real. Whether or not anything of lasting significance comes from this, to have painted today has nourished my soul. Thank God for today.