Let the spirit of the painting move through you……I started this painting as a journal page about something entirely different and found myself getting agitated and frustrated that the piece was not turning out how I expected. I allowed myself to get rid of the frustration by scribbling all over the page with oil pastels. I turned the paper upside down and I took a roller brush and began rolling paint all over that, zapping it with the heat gun in between to pull the pastel up through the tempura paint and then blotted with another sheet of paper several times pulling paint away. More paint, 5 layers altogether and what you see is what was left which really spoke to me as a story about the spirit of the piece itself informing me of the process. If feels like effervescence to me. When I finished the painting I felt an exuberance but also an immense sense of calming of the spirit. How do you feel when you paint, when you encounter frustration, what do you do to relieve the pressure? Tell me do?