©Lynne Ciacco 2010, Circus Zebra in the Night, acrylic + mixed media on board, 10 x 10 in.
The piece began with fabric bits glued to the board and no set direction or idea. I just grabbed whatever bottle or tube of paint, whatever piece of foam or paint brush or foam brush that I felt like trying and relaxed enough to not worry too much about the outcome. I find there's almost always some point in the process where I despair and think it's not going to work out. But it's just at that point that I'm able to let go: if I've already ruined it, it doesn't really matter what I do next. And that's precisely when the magic begins to happen.