Some days I have a theme in mind when I begin my meditative art, or a particular issue has arisen, and when I began my meditation for this piece I was focusing on the Heart chakra, so I chose the relevant colour green.
From there my spinning thoughts stitch words and feelings together, before I’ve even begun to meditate. From 'green' I get nature, land, love, centredness, connection, and behind it is movement and the desire to move towards (or away from) something I can’t quite pinpoint. Not yet.
I never title my work until finished, which is always in one session. I leave it to dry, leave the room and come back to it, hours later, or possibly the next day.
It’s at that point when I might change my mind as to which way up the piece should be altogether. Although I ‘read’ something in every work I produce when I make the last mark, I often read something more powerful from a different angle.