by Paulette Poirier
Covid has forced me to complete projects from my pile of questionable pieces.
Now these two completed works were tons of fun since there was zero pressure of what they should look like. I’m constantly trying to let go of
- what tree branches and leaves should look like,
- where my pens should direct me,
- how to work with beautiful colours while feeling comfortable leaving some areas less defined.
It seems to me I’ve always doodled, in notebooks, on old newspaper and scraps of paper. I catch myself looking at shapes and imagine a pattern in a flat stone, a ceramic kitchen tile, in a cloud formation, in tree trunks, even in an old potato
I know when you read this, you’ll probably think like me and say, “Everyone does that!” I do hope so!
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