I struggled with pulling shapes off of the canvas in 2010; the struggle resulted in the class "Chaos and Calm". It was so hard for me to create an abstract painting initially, but I am happy to have a handle on it now. When the brain fights you so hard to just draw or paint images onto your substrate, it is so comforting to be able to relax and let the shapes come to you instead. I think of this as a huge breakthrough for me that took place in 2010.
It is rain rain raining here in San Diego. There is flooding and chaos.. Here around the house we are digging trenches and draining the overflowing swimming pool. We are safe...but always keeping a watchful eye on the house. I hope where ever you are, you are safe too.