It's been a while since I last painted... It's a daunting task to return to a blank canvas after so long... And particularly hard when no particular subject matter or emotion is begging at me to be painted. The subconscious quiets when away from painting, it gets harder to hear it. Painting (or any art making, I guess) requires a shift in focus, or rather a de-focusing, a sort of letting go of the noise in our minds. I suppose like meditation. And it requires practice and space and time... things we often push aside. Well, it was a good warm up... hopefully, I can keep at it.