|Easy To Dance With|
collage on paper
approx size 15" x 18"
As I work on these pieces I take notes. Mostly the notes are brief and describe something I discovered or something that I am re-learning. There are lots of notes on re-learning! This time I was reminded (again) that very often there is a moment when things "click." I'll be going along, placing shapes and not knowing what is happening. My mind doesn't snag on anything. All of a sudden though, I will add a piece and there is this "a ha!" moment when the whole thing sort of coalesces into something tangible. I can see something that tells me things will work. I can almost see several steps ahead too which is better than stepping off the precipice into a complete void. I wonder why we set ourselves up to work like this?
The title of the piece is of course taken from the song that I was listening to while working. I love Swing music, Big band, and whatever else goes along with that time period. The song, You're Easy to Dance With was playing. I thought about the movie with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn. I watch the movie nearly every year at Christmas time, of course. Watching Fred Astaire dance is a marvelous thing. Anyway, that was the inspiration as I was working.
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