I recognize how important it is as an artist to keep on pushing and trying new techniques, materials, tools, new approaches. Just as important as doing what I am already good at, refining, reiterating, reinventing. This becomes the stuff I feel confident enough about to sell, to make a living. It is also what builds towards the creation and recognition of an artist’s style.
I was not thinking about selling my postcards when the owner of the hotel behind me asked if I would and how much. I had just spent a lovely couple of hours sketching and chatting with a few of the employees, I had barely started to contemplate which family member would be receiving this latest card in the mail.
The reality of having an address again came to the forefront this week as I started to update my contact details with various institutions. It is funny how the big stuff does not really need a physical location anymore, not with electronic banking, online insurance applications,
I have this piece I started with full gusto about a month ago, and I have not touched it in the past two weeks. True, I have been busy, moving, setting up a new studio, reaching out to potential clients in a new city … but those are just excuses.
Some say you can see the whole island from the top of the Blue Mountain Peak trail, even all the way to Cuba on a clear day. I was not so lucky, but it was worth the climb anyways.