Hello September (Almost October!)
Phew! This month (last six weeks really) have been A LOT on this girl. Health scares/battles for loved ones, the loss of an old friend, the new and way more intense virtual school year, on top of everything that is going on in the world right now. Creating art took a bit of a backseat. I did move some watercolor paper and gouache paints home but have only dabbled maybe three times. I've been making more of an effort to make it to the studio over the last few weeks as I have started settling into my new school and life routine.
It always feels good to be in my studio. Even if all I do is stare at my in-progress paintings to plan next steps. It's also nice to have sold a piece that has been hanging in Workbox for the Art Walls program (pictured below). And I can't believe I haven't written about selling ALL of my 100 Day project that started this time last year! They look STUNNING on my collector's wall! I've really been trying to focus on the positives of my art career this year, because it still has been a big year for me, despite some major cancellations (hello, Solo Show AND The Other Art Fair (rescheduled for 2021)).
I currently have my four "Charming Stacks & Arrangements" paintings up at Workbox now and two brand new paintings displayed at Fulton Street Collective for the West Town Art Walk. The paintings are 22"X28" acrylic on canvas and are $545 each (not including shipping) - titled "Saltwater in the Afternoon" and "Dream in Motion".
I also sold three paintings from my last super small release which is exciting. And, I finished up a commission for my mom (who loved her paintings)! So while it has been a weird bit of time in my life, there are also a lot of positives that keep me motivated. My September playlist for one, during both school (not during class obvi) and studio time.
I hope you all are finding joy in these trying times, working/fighting for what you believe in, and wearing a mask. And please, PLEASE vote (couldn't let this post go up without saying that)!
Here's to the last 95 days of 2020!