This week’s post is full of goodies!
First, in an effort to get more of my work into my Etsy shop, I’m adopting Lisa Congdon‘s brilliant idea to offer a Print Of The Month. Every month, at least one of my pieces will be made into a limited edition print and offered on Etsy. It’s a fun idea, and it will help to keep my shop updated with new work. This month’s print combines a new watercolor painting and some words I wrote during my year of fearless love, in a post titled “A Dozen Different Versions of Me.”
I’m becoming a fan of The Pause. Between notes and pages and words and breaths, between thought and voice, between action and reaction. In that momentary stillness, in that space between before and after, there is possibility, a myriad of paths that can be taken, a dozen different versions of me.
I used those words when I posted the painting on Facebook, and a beautiful, genius friend suggested I combine the words and the painting, and create a print. Her timing couldn’t have been more perfect as I am trying to create more work that combines my words and my art. So, here’s my first 2018 Print of the Month. I’ll create twelve made-to-order prints, signed, dated and numbered on the back, and when I hit twelve, that’s that.
But wait, there’s more! 🙂
I was testing out printer settings on the original scanned image and I created this 11×14 inch print, which I’m giving away. If you live in the U.S. and you’d like to have this, leave me a comment. I’ll pick a winner at random before my next post on 2/23. The art is printed on heavy weight paper to look and feel like the original painting, with enough room on the edges to accommodate standard matting.
Here it is (with me for scale)…
And finally, I taught a heart mandala workshop this week at the Craftmakers Studio in Pleasanton. Since I know many of you aren’t local, I made a free online photo tutorial for anyone who couldn’t make it to the workshop.
Okay, that’s all for now. I hope you leave a comment. I love giving stuff away (and hearing from you).
p.s. I’m doing artsy monthly challenges all through 2018. In January, I lettered alphabets. You can see all my creations here. 🙂