I am cleaning my studio.  It is a large task given we have almost 5,000 square feet of space.  Over the years I’ve let piles of incomplete things accumulate just because I didn’t know what to do with them.  I uncovered some old collage work and notice I am pleased with the simplicity of the designs and with the color.  I also notice how I have pieced things together to make something new since childhood.  If I didn’t have something or if I just wanted to explore an idea, I would piece it together from what I could find around me. 
I have recently reconnected with a dear childhood friend with whom I spent many hours playing Lewis and Clark Explorers.  We would walk the woods and creek beds around her home looking for new territory, finding little treasures here and there.  I am reminded of the joy in just heading out, not knowing what we would find, and being delighted in the journey itself.  The same is true for me today as I piece together and explore creating new works.  I am not sure what I am heading towards or what it will look like when I get there. 
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