Much like the natural world art typically lends itself to a certain cycle. For me it goes something like this...
sudden interrupting thought
...days, weeks, or even months go by...
A few weeks ago the cycle started over with the conclusion of the 12 Bird Challenge and a new idea came to me: what if I created a brand new series of life-sized paintings? It sounds SO exciting, don't you think? The paintings will probably have a forest theme & will tell some kind of story but the imagery is still pretty abstract at this point. Words are important during this stage of planning and will eventually stick together in a way that makes more sense and forms a story. Once I have a better understanding of the story, the imagery will make itself evident and I'll begin the sketchbook stage. So much more to come!