Packing for an art retreat that you fly to is quite different from driving to one in terms of limitations. For me, I do not like to “pre-design” a project. I am very much in the moment, auditioning colors, images, ephemera as I create and so I like options. This five foot long scroll took some thought before I even packed my suitcase because, after all, 50 lbs is it, that’s all you get to take. Sometimes it isn’t enough.
My third class with Andrea Matus deMeng started out at a slow crawl. I was feeling hot and not in the flow until Andrea questioned my direction and what I had accomplished so far. She is so good at quietly guiding you. She knew that I loved the images I had chosen but I hadn’t really gotten into altering them. She took one image of a wing and laid it over a shoulder and that’s all it took and I was inspired.