The frames have been made and the canvas is ready. This is such a brilliant part of the process, to see these items in front of you. You get a real sense of the whole rather than just the individual canvas; and the smell of the wood and the new canvas is quite heady, earthy for me, a smell that I associate with new potential, energy and a desire to create.

I can pick them up Thursday. It will be then that we will see if the preparatory work will actually be realised or whether, which is usually the case, the ideas shift and change slightly to accommodate the materials.

Until Thursday…..