I am shipping this original drawing/painting to Melbourne, Australia today and it got me thinking about how grateful I am to be an artist today. Yeah, I had to get used to spending time on social media and yeah, it also means spending a lot of time in front of a screen. The good far outweighs the bad in that I have been able to ship my art internationally and across the US because of the internet. If you asked me if I would be doing this when I finished art school, I would not have believed it. Of course, none of it would be possible if these lovely people out there weren't interested enough to buy my work. I am very grateful for those who have supported me.
A little about this piece: Sky, Earth and Sea is an ink drawing on paper with watercolor accents. It was drawn intuitively, without pencils or a plan and all in one sitting. It is dear to me in that sense. One day in the studio, I created three drawings in a row after closing my eyes for some time. I opened my eyes and this was one of the drawings that came out. It was a pretty magical feeling and one I always aspire to when making art. Often I overthink things or try to plan too much.
Now as far as my art goes, I am in a state of flux, as I am planning for my art residency in Cadiz, Spain while also cleaning up and filling up my online stores for the time before I leave. I have to ship supplies to Spain soon, which kind of stresses me out because I'm not quite sure what to bring. Or, more like I don't want to forget anything. Still, nothing to fret over since Spain is a civilized country with art stores.
In all this planning and work, I decided I will be having an art sale prior to leaving for Spain. It will be happening around the middle of October. I will be trying to clear my studio so when I return before the new year, I will have a fresh studio! There will be art prints, some textiles, sketches and a few larger pieces available. Details to come!
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