I suppose my totems are guiding me toward creation, not only symbols of my current state of mind but also inspiration for the new paintings that I'll start today. One is elated, the other introverted. And perhaps that's the balance I'm trying to achieve in my life and work right now.
The left totem will--in my head but of course most paintings end up being different from the way one envisioned them in the beginning--end up being the sister painting to The Rise of Lazarus. She will stand in for Elijah. And ever since I stumbled upon this religious theme, peeking inside the head of The Great and Powerful Sherry, I discovered that she has entrapped the whale this time. My favorite person is supposed to tell me the Jonah story in greater detail since I am not Christian and focused on crafts instead of paying attention to Bible studies in Sunday school. I want The Great and Powerful Sherry to be huge, maybe two or three canvasses...not really sure yet. The drawing bored, which is really the walls in my studio, not so boring. But boarding can often times be tedious.