The last two weeks were filled with birthday tea party fun for my now 6 year old. You’ll see some elements of this in my sketch a day series. What has become clear, for a while now, is that whether I am working on a larger painting or a sketch, I go back and forth between styles. If I have been meticulously painting details on colorful flowers all day, my sketch is usually geometric in nature or an abstract black and white. If painting a boldly colored loose abstract, my sketch will be a tightly drawn person or object. This feels balanced to me, like I can’t let one practice overtake the other. The abstracts are balancing the figurative work, thus a duality in my art. This is good to note as I sometimes agonize over the idea of having recognizable work or a signature style. I may or may not have a fluid through line in my body of work yet, but I do see patterns.