Illustration Friday: Imagine / by Christina Rosalie

acrylic 18

Sometimes painting is like this: moments of clear, vivid emptiness where imagination takes hold and wanders. Then, it is about allowing something that already exists to be. About being open.

I know all things are like this: parenting, writing, making love, communicating. And I know that most of the time I make it more complicated than it is. I convolute things by adding clarifiers, making preemptive sketches, planning in advance.

It is hard to trust the possibilities of imagination. Harder still to trust that what I imagine is possible.