Hope has holes
in its pockets.
It leaves little
so that we,
can follow it ...
Poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, "Hope"
Picking up a pencil or brush to create a painting or drawing is an act of hope. Follow the bread crumbs of all the redrawn and erased lines, the overpainted and wiped off brushmarks, the smudged bits. These draft a map of where we’ve been as we draw and paint, whether or not a piece is finished, incomplete or abandoned.
As we journey, the map becomes increasingly familiar: paths we love, paths perhaps best avoided when travelling alone, and those not yet ventured down. Choose what suits that drawing session.