A new year, a new chance at residency. For the next 4 months I'll be working at Fort Can, painting on a series called Notes to Myself and Others. This large canvas was purchased for $5 from the attic of Ron Slayton, a WPA painter of Montpelier. The bottom portion of red wall paper is original. I am taking it from there. Was happy with the orange blocks making their way up the right. And the Hero card of Howard Dean which popped up today!
Tacked a large piece of paper to one wall to stretch my arms and breath---thinking of Mayako's emaki scroll work from Flickr. Hadn't really opened much paint yet. Didn't bring a bucket to carry the water...tomorrow. There is always tomorrow.
Another pressed board placemat takes on notes and begins to grow. It is all just beginning and exciting to be able to unfold in this this new space. It is warm and toasty there. I had to take off the extra sweater and I didn't even mind too much when the snowmobiles passed by just outside the window. Maybe 12 more inches of snow tomorrow--might have to walk to work.