This was a very good exercise for me, as I rarely tangle in silence. I usually have something going in the background. Sitting and doing this in silence was good for me. Thoughts were able to flow: my daughter whom I helped move yesterday; my sweety who was still asleep; some incredible thinking and learning I've been doing about quantum physics and near death experiences and the afterlife.
|Under the surface of the pond|
I started by holding the tile in my hand, and appreciating the quality of the tiepolo paper I had. Breathed. Put the border on in pencil, enjoying the line of graphite as it went down. Decided on a string, and began with the ink.
Using an idea I got from Shelly Beauch, I used a W string and filled it up with favorites. Because I woke up with it in my mind, I started with seedling in the center. Then Hollibaugh, printemps with some Mr E; b'tweed, flux, mooka, and zinger. I finished with the varied dots, and shading.
It took me about a half hour, and it was a very pleasant, calm 30 minutes.
I created this tile earlier in the week, but then realized I had sat with the TV on while doing it...
I call it "The Flow" because my thoughts have been so full of the nature of the universe, the flow of life energy through EVERYTHING, how the realm of the spirit flows into and through the physical and around it.
After I shaded it, I decided the bottom was the light source so things look lit from below.
There is cracked, nipon, flux, knights bridge, dyon, beadlines, Mr E and fronds. With some tipple and some aaaah!