I needed some time away to give me a chance to relax and refill my well, and I'd told Shelley all I've been wanting to do lately is paint, so she said hooray and I headed over after taking care of Mom for a bit.
I like hanging out with Shelley. She just got back from Pixie Campbell's latest painting retreat and filled me in on all the magic. Oh, how I long to go one day! As long as I can continue to pull in video clients and start attracting consulting clients (both for how to make your videos better -- and you could do well to make them better! and painting clients), I may have a chance. Possibly. If pigs fly.
Keep an eye out your window!
I'm slowly updating my Etsy shop -- physical collage sheets went up, and some of the older prints were re-listed. I'm hoping to post new prints soon, but to be honest, I'm no longer in any rush. I don't want to overwhelm you with all these things I'm releasing. I may still have a shifting audience, or perhaps everyone's making their way back over, but I think I need to do some thinking and journaling before I step back out.
Anyway, Shelley is a breath of fresh air. She wears the jewelry I want to wear. Makes essential oils and balms -- she's a little apothecary (though she'd never call herself one!) in the shade of a mountain with cute pups wandering the house. She spins thread and yarn and has a beautiful collection of objects that form an alter. We met on Facebook via Pixie but probably would have met through other friends at some point.
I'm finding there are people swirling around me connected indirectly yet tightly bound by the same ideas, same needs and wants and quests. And I feel as though the universe is pulling on those threads, ever so slowly, and asking more and more of me, stretching my abilities and yanking me from my comfort zone.
Plus, I'm a bit wobbly when it comes to stability, drawing-wise. Just look at the three girls I was working on today…they're all different, done within the same week, worked on today, and yet I still find my hands moving in new ways. What does it all mean? Will I ever figure things out? I'd love to find a way that's steady enough for me to stretch out into illustrating stories/scenes, as Gwen has asked me to try (she's one of the people pushing me!).
We'll see what happens. I'll be rendering a lot of video tomorrow, which serves for ample doodling time.
I framed this print of my Tiara painting and OMG am I in love with it! She now has a prominent place on my wall, a shining reminder that we all need to remember our crowns!