Summer started and I said this simple thing to myself "Paint for fun."
That was it. I've been pursuing the business side of my art from day one. I have no problem with combining hobbies with business but for me at least, when it became ALL about the business something clicked in me. Kind of the same thoughts I posted from the book Present Over Perfect earlier this week. Especially the line that said "You can choose the size of your life."
I know a few things. One, I really love to paint. It just does something for my insides. It is a joy to sit down with an array of colors and have the time to express myself.
Two, trying to stick to a strict schedule and rack up my Etsy sales, no matter the cost or sacrifice on my family and friends, just isn't me.
So armed with these truths and a longing to simply experiment, play, and have fun, I began painting here and there this summer. These are the pieces that make me the happiest and put a smile on my face when I see them. Perhaps because they weren't created for anyone other than myself.
Once September rolls around I'll be spiffing up my Etsy shop a bit, adding some new pieces and taking down some old. But for now, enjoy "my summer paintings!"