Decided it would be an interesting challenge to myself to make one work on paper each day for the length of the time Mercury is retrograde (Feb 17-March 10). I find myself usually susceptible to the effects of a retrograde; feelings from the past come up, my brain tends to spew out a lot of random thoughts that don’t want to stay organized, I feel restless and often have a hard time
communicating. In creating one work each day, I hope to channel some of that restless energy into something productive and also see a visual-physical manifestation of that energy. It is interesting to see already what kind of marks and compositional cues I instinctually gravitate towards. I’m four days in and there are definitely some themes reoccurring across the works. I’m also curious about how my color palettes will change day to day; mood to mood. In the act of creating the work, I feel a release, where I am able to have some control over what I’m doing without the impact of anxious/restless thoughts.