As I scrolled through my facebook feed the other day, someone shared a post on mark making by artist Caren Goodrich. Her post introduced me to the work and thoughts of artist Ardith Goodwin. These posts echoed and enriched long held ideas I have had about the power of mark making on the individual and larger communities.
A few passages stood out-
I have become less interested in being a labeled “painter” or an “artist” and more interested in getting paint on the canvas and pushing it into interesting places with simple tools. Brushes can get in the way. Sometimes preconceived ideas get in the way, too.
Amen, Caren. Don't be afraid to try new things and see where they may lead you.