The best part of making art is finding something in that process that leads to the next one and the next one and the next one. It’s the holy grail to staying interested for me, and figuring out ways to keep the flow going has made all the difference for getting work started as soon as I enter the studio. Utilizing the studio wall to collect possible images, sketches and works in progress is a quick visual reminder of where to pick up at the next session.
I’ve learned to make use of small pockets of time, ideally half an hour at least, to get into the studio to work. I use an app to track my productivity, and an unfinished work or two to add a few marks to. The geometric pattern pieces have been ideal for this kind of practice: monotonous but meditative, yet full of interesting decisions about color and pattern that benefit from having to step away.
The wall is actually thin sheets of stainless steel used in roofing, painted the same grey wall color. Little round magnets make putting up work in progress really easy. (Studio visitors, especially the younger set, LOVE the magnets!)