I never know where my paintings are going. Sometimes I start with certain color schemes in mind, or shapes, or just start blending until I see something form. Other times I am inspired by something that I saw earlier in the week and need to paint it; I can’t think about anything else until it gets out of my mind. This next example which is in process started with brush stroke experimentation. I am looking for a certain texture as this one moves along but it isn’t quite coming to me, however, within the process I start to see a figure peeking out revealing that she wants to be known, so then I go with it. I am not sure what will become of her or if she will remain a being form; she could possibly change and turn into a landscape piece or whatever. Like Border Romance; I never knew what it was going to be, just that I wanted to challenge myself to use more reds because I do not like red. Red bothers me so trying to get to the bottom of why red bothers me, I force myself to really see into red, and then a whole wave of emotion washed over me as I processed through a very difficult farewell that I went through. Creative process is that for me. It is so healing and the act of creating released locked doors in the brain of both positive and negative memories that I have forgotten about on a conscious level. This is why I believe in the therapeutic benefits of being creative.