©L.Ciacco 2011, Girl With Blue Cat, acrylic, graphite, found text on paper, 7.5 x 5 in.
I keep small pages of watercolour paper on hand and use up left-over paint on them, building up layers and textures, drawing into the wet paint without paying much attention. Until one day, the page starts to "speak" to me in some way; some aspect of it catches my attention and I begin to see an image coming through. I follow this ghostly presence and see where it leads me. And thus a picture gradually unfolds.
I think this Girl With Blue Cat is a message from my subconscious about the recent disappearance of my little grey kitty.