STUDIO LOG January 8, 2018 / by Jennifer Davey

Today I returned to the studio after the rush of the holidays. It felt so good to get back to work. Obviously the collage of work I had set up in December to highlight my studies of joy had been soaking in my mind during the Christmas rush. When I returned to the studio today, I had a vision for a large painting with deep blues and electric greens. I brought out a 48x48 panel I had been working on last year. This vision was inspired by a sense of anxiety that I woke with this morning. It seems that anxiety is a shared experience of late. I don’t have an answer for it, but left for the studio in a state of acceptance-this is what I have so I’d best learn to work with it. It’s ironic that anxiety was today’s inspiration as the study of joy has been my focus. It seems they may be close bedfellows, the anxiety acting as a block to a sense of joy. The one thing I know for sure is that at the end of today, working provides satisfaction and a sense of peace. It feels good to be back! 

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Work on my project studying joy

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The next layer added to a 48x48 work in progress

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Next layers for small studies of joy