Do things have to make sense to do them?
I'm not sure. I recently built this large canvas (78" x 48"). And decided that I would do my first attempt at water/creek. I was a bit nervous to get started. And that is the point. Leaving my comfort zone. On one level it doesn't make sense to build my largest canvas to date and attempt new subject matter all at once. But I've learned that it doesn't have to always make sense. I still have a lot of work to do on this painting. I've been reflecting on the flow of providence in my life. How even with many rocks and barriers there, I'm being carried along. And I believe you are too.
As I paint, I also have in my awareness the many people impacted by the destructive forces of flooding from Harvey and the many people anticipating Hurricane Irma. Holding space that even in the face of such chaos, the care and support of community can help them hold on to confidence in love working in it all.