The Importance of Play













Crossing over the threshold into a creative space can be daunting at times – it often takes me an hour or more to really leave the world behind and lose myself in my practice. But if I allow myself to play before tackling a painting in progress, I can enter into a joyful headspace that allows my creative energy to flow more quickly and freely. I begin all of my paintings in play mode – experimenting with collage, drawing with crayons and laying down fields of color. As I connect these random shapes and marks – a narrative slowly begins to emerge and I’m on my way.

One thought on “The Importance of Play

  1. Inspiring thoughts on “play” and lovely finished artworks as always. Still cherishing my John Day paintings by you, and thinking how they remind me of the play my partner and I experienced hiking through that landscape on our visit several years ago.

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