I’m Packing My Studio…
because my husband and I are moving to Murphy, NC the middle of July.
Yes, it’s hard, difficult work…
But I didn’t realize how energizing it would be.
In three ways:
As I’m sorting through my art, I see how my painting style has changed and is changing. I’m realizing past choices and decisions I’ve made that have most contributed to my growth.
I’m enjoying the process. Before I put that journal in a box, I’m reading a few entries. I’m posting a few Memory Lane photos on my FB page. Don’t be shy. It won’t hurt my feelings if you LIKE my art page 🙂
As I’m going through closets, cabinets and drawers, I’m asking myself, Does this paint, mat board, frame, paper, etc. contribute to the direction I want to go as an artist?
If it doesn’t, I’m doing my best to give away or throw away….I’ve only fished through a garbage bag once the morning after a throwing away frenzy to retrieve some 15-year-old 35mm nature slides.
And while I’m not tearing up any of my paintings….
There are a few, I am folding nicely and putting away.
It’s easier that way.