In 2009 I had gotten tired of being an artist who didn’t do art. That October I started the practice of making a drawing each day.
I approach the blank paper with no preconceived notions. My worktable has materials out and ready; I choose media and colors intuitively, without leaving room for my critical, rational, logical mind to interfere.
This spider spins a web each day, turning the images and experiences of the moment into marks on paper. Some mythical spiders spin tales; my images arise without words, but feel like songs or stories. I don’t know what the drawings are ‘about’, they emerge as a mix of familiar and strange, much like my dreams. They may be illustrations for stories not yet written, or for which I don’t know the words.
Sometimes people describe a drawing with excellent words. With permission, I add some of them to the blog post. I’m so grateful to have people look and respond! It brings me out of the isolation of studio work and reminds me of my connection to friends and family.