Now I understand.
I have a stack of canvases left at home and some wooden surfaces that I will paint, as I have always painted and once those are gone, I am hoping and believing that I will paint only when the right surface arrives in my life. Instead of focusing on making objects, I will begin to make art that is ephemeral or meditative. Art in nature, with nature and with a focus on reuse. I want to extend all of this to my students, as well.
Today is the start of a four week workshop at Holton with Canoe Studio called 'Mindful Art'. We are starting with glitter mandalas. The kids will draw a mandala and then add glue and glitter to make these beautiful shiny interpretations of an ancient practice.
I'll share some of the results on instagram later!