When I look back on the road I have taken I see the signs leading me to where I am now. My studio is full. My process is exciting. I never really know where I will end up so that middle step is always scary… Middle step? Yes. The first one is easy. In the process there are many layers. The primed canvas receives molding paste for the texture. Then there is a mixture of gesso, gel and two complementary colours. After that comes between six to ten layers of separate colours mixed with gel and iridescence. So by the time I reach the middle I have already invested considerable time and energy in the foundation. Each beginning looks lovely. Will I spoil it? The hiatus of a year slowed the plunge. I was not sure where to go after that so I began to do little experiments on small pieces of hardboard. This one worked. It is not a finished piece, nor will it ever be. There is a lot going on and some gross inconsistencies. Yet it contains the essential something for which I was searching. The next logical development in a long line of exploration. It fits the sequence. I love what I am doing! Life is good.