I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for checking out my ARTshop. And thank you for being patient with me this year. Thank you for popping in to see what I have been working on. And thank you for everything from your kind emails to your comments on Pinterest about who the artist is of the work you recognize as mine. So much gratitude.
I have made the changes you see in the shop to make it easier to see the stuff I've been working on. And by easier I mean I wanted a chance for the paintings to look their best - to speak for themselves. To have a safe place - instead of being loose on the internet. And to be easier to add to. And basically, I've just tried to simplify my world and take out every complicated part that takes time away from the things that makes me feel the happiest.
A long time ago I was asked what I would want on my tombstone - and the answer to that will never ever be "she filled her life with so many complicated bits she never got to cherish her loves".
Oh, that ARTshop. It was a much bigger job than I imagined. There were 80 new products added, a bunch of things taken out and my goal is to add a collection of new originals every three months-ish. Or sooner if that's how it works out. I am going to be focussing on cutting down the number of prints I offer. Which makes my accountant cringe. But also makes the beast I call shipping-with-CanadaPost less stressful and ugly. STREAMLINE. SIMPLIFY. SLOW DOWN. I also think (okay HOPE) that my new ARTshop is going to help me make more time for painting. Which is exactly what I need to do to keep my ARTshop full and interesting. (BUS ROLLS will be discontinued at the end of SEPTEMBER.)
I can tell you a little bit more about the paintings (if you want) and if you watch my Instagram feed you will see a collection of (dark) new work come together for a very exciting upcoming artshow (okay and maybe a few peeks into our life around these parts, too). OH, AND I'M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFE TIME that I can't talk about here - so you should watch my Instagram feed for that near the end of October.
Today: I am picking up seven 4x6 foot canvasses to get started on new work for my upcoming show. And ordering paint on the internet (I've never done that before!). I'm also looking for an stamp pad with ink that will STAY ON whatever type materials I stamp (any suggestions???). I love Mondays SO MUCH!