I write a lot.
I do not submit much. I have to be very sure that I think what I have is ready to go.
I paint a lot.
I do not sell my work much. I don't spend a lot of time marketing them. (actually zero!)
There is a confidence that it takes to say something is ready. That work is what it is and that it needs to move on.
I sold some paintings to people who were at my art show a while ago. Mostly, the paintings were put in black frames and hung in my studio.
They represent a time, a mood, a place in my life. They are like photographs of me on the inside. It was hard to let them go.
At first I liked being surrounded by my artwork. But lately, I think I need to make space for new work.
I need the open space.
I hope they all find new homes soon. I don't like long goodbyes!
So today I took the first step. I unframed and photographed 22 paintings.
It is time to let them go.
I hope you will help me spread the word, when I post them on etsy next week!