For the first time in 36 years I will be carrying out the act of 'streamlining'. I have always been self-employed and when living a self-employed lifestyle it's easy to take on much too much. Because more must be better than less, right? This year has been unusual for me because I was forced to take on less.
Which lo and behold ended up making me become so much more.
Life is funny that way, I guess. And I am listening.
The art shop is starting to look very serene. It is being pared down. Many things that have been available for long periods of time - are gone. Instead of offering so many different prints and causing myself shipping headaches I will be offering fewer prints in smaller runs and changing them more often. My hope is that letting go of the idea of more-more-more I will create space + time to make art. Because that's what I truly love to do.
Today: Still working on the shop renovation! And drinking mugs of tea. I'll be plugging away at that until Tuesday SEPT18 when I need to turn my attention to creating a mysterious new collection for an awesome art event in November. I can't wait. Fall is here. The paintings are planned in my head and I just need to let them out. Happy weekending.