no leash, no lead

i know - i am all over the map - literally, figuratively, creatively. and in that way, this trip is exactly as i had hoped - allowing me to indulge in the diversity of experiences, to fling open the doors of possibilities and see what comes of it. i do admit though, with the constantly changing world around me,  there are moments when i doubt my ability to stay focused now on any particular track, and fear that my A.D.D. has finally taking hold of me. but there have been many times in the past, particularly when preparing for a show, when i have used a choke-chain on my work - giving it a decided yank on the leash should it veer to the left or right.

this is not one of those times.

blog solar plate 2
blog solar plate 2

i've posted an image from a workshop i took in wellington at the solander gallery on solar plate etching - my first foray into printmaking. i'm hooked, but must wait until i have the right tools to take this technique further. appeals to my abstract mark making side - working fast and loose and seeing what nature (the sun) will make of it.