Saying Yes by Leslie Avon Miller
Saying Yes, Saying No
A quiet satisfaction, a sense of anticipation.
Sorting, choosing, releasing.
Listening to myself.
Letting go of old ideas, paths once explored,
but now I turn back. Saying no, so I can say yes.
There is clarity in this action.
I feel the power.
Contemporary collage paintings.
textures, shapes and marks.
Non-objective mark of the artist.
Line and space.
Neutral colors of the earth
and of the rocks, of the elements.
Weather, time and thought my subject.
Deepening my voice with knowing and
the mystery of future discovery.
My possibility is exquisite expansive
breathing room – to create.
Saying no, I have said yes, and now I find myself
standing inside the room with space, my studio.
My perspective has become more certain.