last night i joined a bunch of other female artists at 111 minna for sketch tuesdays. being inside a community of creators, in a space full of art is really lovely. i decided to create mini wood burnings and while i was burning the first piece i thought about how the process of creating art is just as beautiful as the finished piece.
as i started the second piece (and normally i don’t burn two pieces in one sitting and my fingers were definitely aching at the end) i saw that beneath my work, there was an additional pattern coming through the wood grain. in a way, i felt that the wood was collaborating with me to create layers of art. the relationship that develops with a medium, whether its sketching on paper, painting on the computer, or burning wood may not be visible, but its there – in each shade, shadow and line.
those are the things that make me truly love art.