Since I have the task of going through all my stuff, I have visited the past through my collections of Artwork mostly and photographs. I have too much stuff. Artwork, letters and photographs, and gifts are floating flotsam on the river of memories. Each item marks some event or shift in the continuum of life.
There was a time where everything I owned fit into a small backpack. Is it hard for you to believe?
As I perform the sifting through my life, it occurs to me to do something a friend did some years back. She burned all her diaries and writing because she didn’t want anyone to read them. She is an excellent writer. Would you believe it? I was dumbstruck when she told me. Yet, in the moments that followed, I understood her feelings.
I find myself entertaining the same thought as I de-accession books, ideas, things, cooking pots, clothing, that is, get rid of it! All the hours of dedication and work spent creating are uncountable.
With a goal to sell some of my art, a friend is going to help me with putting together a marketing plan. For which I am very grateful to her for offering help. A guide will be a great help. Introversion is a good thing for creativity…but it can lead to mental constipation and no action!
Just finished this dog portrait commission.
Knox is an enormous fellow with a bark that vibrates the front door of his owners’ home. He’s a sweet boy and a wonderful rescue dog, who loves his treats and chases the animals in his yard. He has one ear that is flopped. That doesn’t take away from his elegant presence in this pastel portrait. The Autumn setting and the late time of day, highlighted the red in his coat.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Have a pleasant rest of the week wherever you may be.