When I’m faced with a blank surface, I usually start at the outside and work inward. Whether it’s a canvas to be painted, paper for drawing, or a collagraph plate to be filled with textures to print, that empty expanse can be very intimidating. The outer edge is a beginning point, for me. The first decision, no matter how meekly it is made, offers direction for the next one, and the one after that. Some artists plot out their compositions before they make a single stroke with pen or paintbrush. Not me! I start where the workable surface meets the rest of the world, and let the first small commitment lead the way!


About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

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