Sometimes the creative process just flows straight from the birth of an idea to the final painting. Other times the idea is not quite so clear, but equally powerful in wanting expression and needs some experimenting. And then, there are the times when I am completely stuck, when I have lost my momentum and can't find my way out. For me, these are the highs and lows of the creative process, the celebrations and the frustrations. Then there are the times when I put aside my own self imposed rule book and just play. I try something new, maybe throw paint, or play with different objects that might make interesting marks, or even ditch the paint for a bit of clay or a sheet of lino and an ink roller.
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