Of course, like so many of my series pictures…I got totally bored with the idea before I had done too many, and quit. Am I a quitter, then? Maybe, but usually I quit because more intriguing and meatier ideas came up, instead. Seemed like a good trade off at the time. And you know what? It still seems as if it was a good trade off, now.
But, despite grumblings on my part of missing certain elements of New York City, in my more day to day living, I feel once again, as if I have been plopped right down into the middle of paradise. There is so much to explore: Fronds from wetlands, lovely silhouetted crows in the morning fog, sunlight glinting off of web like branches…it will be a long time before I run dry for ideas. Maybe, as I myself heal, I will once again be creating a paradise series, just by default, because that’s what I feel surrounding me.
As for the beginning of another paradise series? Here’s the work in progress for the winter themed artwork I am doing, with the intention of maybe making a holiday card out of it next year. But, as I draw it, I see little glimpses of a utopia in the composition. And so, it grows.