Mallory Page "Contemplation"

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thankful.



I had another romantic day with my colors today. A thought that excites me is that when I'm working any moment could be another new breakthrough. As I let go of more work this week- (Thank You to all my WONDERFUL AMAZING CLIENTS). These pieces from my past beg me for a moment with them. As the memories of my paint consumed years distract me, I realize I don't really need to keep my old favorites anymore. I love that reminders of the old pieces pop up in new pieces. When you've painted hundreds of paintings- everything you've painted (and experienced) up to this one new blank canvas is a resevoir of inspiration that will always re-present itself to you. So in my heart, long after paintings have left the studio, I never feel like I ever lose a piece- I incorporate it differently into the next canvas. Know that your chosen collection, dear friend, will long inspire work far into the future and that is what makes every piece that leaves my studio special to me.
As I sit down with a new canvas today, I am reminded that no matter how wonderful the pieces I've made up to this moment are to me, the work of tomorrow will always be my all consuming obsession. Painters do this- we are always more interested with the new work. To me, nothing in life is more captivating than growth. Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to continue to grow so much every year. For this, I am most thankful.

If you haven't checked out some of my old favorites on sale please visit COLLECTED on my website. Happy Holidays.

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