I found myself at loose ends towards the end of the 2019 year with no idea of what to do with myself regarding the direction of my artistic pursuits. A writer friend of mine encouraged me with the phrase “Begin Anywhere”, which really resonates with me. With the year 2020 being the start of a new decade, I think it will make for a great mantra to follow in the coming year. That said… I’m pulling up my big girl pants and diving right into the deep end! I’m expanding my color palette, trying some new painting surfaces and even some bold, “painting-outside-my-comfort-zone” ideas. What can I do better, what can I learn, what’s something new I can try and what big ideas can I translate into “big magic” in the studio.
I’m also re-evaluating my business plan, something I try to do every 5 or 6 years and focus my energy on having a thriving art business. To that end I’m taking a bit of a leap of faith here and cutting back on the number of art festivals I attend so I have more time to spend creating art. This will mean working and living on a tighter budget but it will also provide me with the time to focus on the above mentioned goals. And hey, at least I will have tried. If it doesn’t work, another door will open somewhere else, as the saying goes. Just begin… anywhere.