|"Winter Solstice III" 15"X22" collage|
That small lesson is what I am looking for when I paint. Recently I read a blog about setting intentions in art. I set intentions, consciously, in yoga and in Healing Touch (I am a Level 1 practitioner). I never considered applying the concept to painting. Intention equals "what I want". Intention is a goal. If I truly don't know what I want, then I am, as the blogger put it, "just pushing paint around." The blog provoked a lot of thought because I asked myself "is it enough to say that my intention is to learn from the process?" I believe it is exactly enough intention. I seek that wonderful, breathless place where I don't care about anything except watching what happens if.... And, when that moment arrives, it defines what the painting will be, where it will go. It feels like flying.