Why persist with monotypes when I have no intention of selling them or moving in that direction? I guess that main reason would be that the monotypes stretch me. I really have so little control that I am learning to simply go with the flow. A blob happens where I didn't want one, use it in a new way. The wipe didn't work invites a new approach. I find openings where I might have had frustrations. So this brings me back to the quote I published in September. Antonia, age 5, in response to the question, what is art? said:
"Art, oh that's when you make something beautiful out of paint or
even recycled materials. Sometimes it looks like what's in your head and
that's good. Sometimes it doesn't and then you change what's in your
head. If it still doesn't look beautiful, you just take a deep breath."
All I can do is respond to the plate and breathe. Complete openness is the key.