This is my favorite painting from my art thesis in college. It started without much of a plan, but with every intention of adding the most amount of color to evoke the most amount of emotion in a 40X30" canvas. I was in my element with this painting, and everything just made sense. When I look at this painting I feel pride in my work, but also an even bigger pull to start painting something new. It's usually hard for me to start a new piece without overthinking it at first. The best stuff is produced when I just begin; put down a swatch of color, start making lines, begin very roughly blocking out a form (a process a lot like my journalling actually). It's funny that I have this deep-seeded fear of beginning a personal creative project, and I think that stems from worrying I won't like the result. WHICH IS RIDICULOUS if I'm being honest with myself. My mantra this year is just to "let go", and to let whatever I'm making happen; not to judge it or get angry with it, just to experience it as a process.