I'm a big believer in new starts.
Whether the New Year, or the start of school,
or any other excuse to start over, I love the emotional boost it gives
I love saying to myself, "I'm going to wipe
the slate clean and start fresh."
I love knowing that what I failed at in the
past isn't as important as what I achieve in the future.
The start of 2019 was a new beginning for my
art business. I moved forward with a more purposeful direction for my
work, as well as my marketing and sharing of it with others.
I joined Instagram.
I revamped my website.
I've started a monthly newsletter to share my
artistic journey (welcome!).
As much as I love new beginnings, I recognize
that they often come as the result of somethings else's end. I find
myself at this place with my "Arranged
Stones" series of watercolors being officially 'finished' (though I
know better than to say I'll never make another one).
The series began while I was in graduate
school in 2003. What started as an art student wandering a campus in
Washington, D.C. in search of a good subject, grew into my master's
thesis work and on into a series I would continue for about 15 years (shoot-am
I really that old?!).