Before stepping up to the starting line for a road race a lot of pre-start gun pacing takes place. Mental check lists pop up. Have I consumed enough water? Did I eat enough so I’m well fueled? Do I need to pee…again? Next, I see myself running and crossing the line.
Before starting a body of art a similar pre-studio pacing begins. The place is organized and then reorganized. Floors are swept. I start picturing things in my head. I don’t quite see “finished” art in my mind, but I see things to step towards.
So on the second day of 2012 I’m sweeping, imagining my art and doing some low pace road running. It’s good to anticipate.