I start my creative process by selecting a color dye. Next, I dye a sheet of canvas and draw an abstract image directly on the canvas from a container of black ink, drawing from the flip top by squirting out the ink. Then, I look at the ink drawing by spinning it around in four different directions. I see a few different images in the abstract drawing. It is as if I am looking at a cloud or a Rorshach test. When I see the “something” that speaks to me I go with that. I try being open to anything I see or feel. Whether it is political, environmental, or personal. Whatever I see in the abstraction is valid. I follow the abstract ink outline and turn that into the object(s). Finally, I paint that image using a type of call and response method until it is complete.