Autumn Joy is something of a milestone for me because (a) it’s the first time I’ve deliberately chosen a recognizable object, (b) the first time I’ve worked with only a single object, (c) at 11x14” it’s the largest piece I’ve done so far (more than three times my usual size), an (d) it’s the first time I’ve used watercolor pencils. It’s also the first time I asked friends to offer suggestions for its title on Facebook. “Autumn Joy” was suggested by Julie Tahapary, and it’s perfect.
I'm learning more about my art, and from my art, every day. It's not so much a matter of skill or practice... mostly it's a shift in perspective, a way of shaping how I look at and exist in the world.
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