Recently I've had very good sales of my small keepsakes at the gallery and they have run out, so I needed to turn my attention to producing more inventory. At first I was just using things from a previous art show that I didn't take part in. Now, I had to start again. A lucky find in my oh so cluttered studio made it easier. I thought a box that was marked slide mailers was full of ones that had not been touched, but instead I found I had started a stack of them, then boxed them up unfinished. So, I have set aside the 30 day painting challenge in order to restock the gallery. I'm still fighting a cold and this is keeping me inside and warm. Here are a few little keepsakes I've finished.
The little wire wrap hearts are such fun, keeping my fingers busy. They make delightful little gifts.
I don't really feel bad about giving up on the 30 day painting challenge. I paint better in the studio. Sometimes I can paint in the solarium, but painting in the house does not feel right. That zone we get into when we paint is something I didn't seem able to reach inside. Perhaps there are too many distractions. Whatever it is, when the studio is open for work again after a good spring clean up and toss out, I look forward to the painting days ahead.