I've been working on a new idea...doing rubbings from my paintings that have raised elements in them. Here is one example, and a detail shot of the same piece. It's a very interesting way to keep exploring the possibilities of a painting. I almost like the rubbings better than the paintings. The paintings are actually becoming printing plates. This is why I make art. I love to be always exploring. It's the place where I stay interested and engaged in my work. I think that must be the essence of all creating. That frontier where you have skill, but don't know what to expect next. That's what makes it so engrossing that time vanishes, and I am cleansed by the experience in some way.