Today I cut the large drop sheets I use into 12×12 pieces that will eventually become finished Long Series paintings. There are many really ugly, dirty, scruffy pieces, and I can hardly wait to start working on them. They look so good I can almost taste them! The other part of this process is taking all the bits that aren’t 12×12 inches and gluing them back into large sheets that I will continue to use as drop sheets. In this way I can capture all the drops, splashes, marks, and notes that become part of the history of my work process.