I mentioned taking a bit of a break yesterday and am here to explain!
In honor of this BIG one-year celebration I'm taking a bit of a vacation.
At least mentally and from social media some. I know, I know...the "experts" say to never do this because you'll lose followers and fall out of the game. But the people I want following me in the first place are the ones who know I'm a real human being. I'm mama and artist and wife and friend. Those titles add up quickly.
So over the next few months I'll be posting less. I'm not going away entirely and I'll certainly be back. In fact, I'm having a HUGE blog makeover this summer I can't wait to share with you!
Behind-the-scenes I'll be giving myself permission to play, read, take naps (hopefully), daydream, sit outside, listen to good music, sketch, and try out all kinds of new art ideas I've been carrying in my head for months. The pressure of having an art business can sometimes get to be too much. I've wondered lately if what the outside world is seeing is the same as what I'm feeling and thinking. I get so many comments about me living my dream. And a lot of the time that's exactly how it feels AND looks!
But I have to be honest with you. Trying to swim in the sea of handmade sellers and artists is just sometimes too much. Trying to market myself well and make art I love and practice art...all within the tiny spaces of time my girls are asleep can sometimes catch up to me. I know myself and my art quite well. I know that coming off a year of trying lots of BIG, new things....I simply need to float.
So I'm giving myself permission to take a step back so that I can take giant steps forward soon.
I hope you'll stick around for the moments I pop in here and there...
and I'll be ready to see you full time again sometime later this summer.
I'll return with my pep in my step, my mind clear and my eyes fresh.
I have plenty of ideas I can't wait to share with you!
I will still be taking orders for custom canvases...which is my truest love honestly.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to set up your own order!