.most of what i make is pretty small. i like something you can hold in your hand. i usually don't work much bigger than a postcard. i am comfortable with small. that is why i thought i should challenge myself and make something bigger. so i compromised; i made a big whale out of tiny flowers-->
i really enjoyed this process. while my wrist and hand did suffer, if was still so satisfying. here is a detail-->
i've always liked repetition. when i was little, my mom would give me a bucket of water and a sponge brush and i would paint the deck. while the sun quickly dried up anything i put down, i kept going. i thought if i went fast enough i could finish the whole deck before the sun had a chance to suck it up. i felt the same determination with this (even though nothing was getting dried up). i got so lost in it, that each flower i drew was the only thing that existed in that moment. each flower i drew felt like a surprise. i was totally obsessed. i was glad when it was done, but still feel the need to do more. there is something about drawing the same thing over and over that i can never get enough of. i am learning how to be bigger, one tiny flower at a time.