Using a grid as a foundation for a painting is a default process for me. I love that grids can break down a larger surface into smaller assignments. Wanting to move toward interpreting inspiration with paint, I started with a gesso and acrylic background, plotted my lines, then started stamping with handcut circles and squares. My intention was to introduce my carvings of landforms but I ended up sticking with just the basic shapes and felt myself moving toward moon phases. Sometimes you start out with a plan, but once you are immersed in the process another opportunity reveals itself. Since I painted several backgrounds on accordion folded substrates I can use one to go in the direction that is unplanned and the other to go with the original idea. It's all good - nothing is wasted when you are open to discovery.