Monday, October 12, 2009

Ahhhhh vacation.

Even though it is over it is still fresh in my mind. It was a wonderfully relaxing week that made me really think about a lot of things. I am very sure now that I am ready to make some major changes and make steps to becoming an artist instead of a store owner. These steps will be slow baby steps but they will come soon.
While staying in a wonderful cozy cabin I had the chance to start an art book. I bought an old book from a thrift store in town and glued pages, ripped out pages and started painting. It was so wonderful to do art just for me....well everything I make is in part for me but this was made with no intention of ever selling it to anyone else and I really really like that.

This is what we woke up to on Saturday...yeah it's snow. But back to art....I am ready. Ready to eventually close the shop and really focus on my art. While I have loved my 10 years owning a retail shop I just want to make stuff. I do own the building so it will likely be awhile before I close close but hours may change dramatically in the coming months. I will focus more on classes and selling my things in other stores...which by the way if you are in Madison check out Anthology on State Street...they carry my goodies now....super duper excited. I also want to work on more publications and writing articles. All of this takes quiet time...uninterrupted quiet time that having a shop just doesn't allow for. I have always believed that we should be open to possibility and change and this is really feeling right for me right now. So where it will take me is a mystery but I am looking forward to the future!


9 comments:

sarahelizabeth said...

That is so great that you are working toward just creating art! If you ever want to carry your things at Eclipse you are more than welcome. I'll have to plan a trip down to Persimmons sometime soon :)

CreativeFlutter said...

WOW big changes! Glad you had some "me art". Looking forward to all the new stuff you'll do!

whyte said...

I can safely say you will never regret your decision, no matter what lies ahead. I so wish I'd followed some dreams I had when I was younger. I really missed living some experiences because I was "conventional and conservative". Boo hiss boo.

NANCY LEFKO said...

Good for you....seems like the vacation gave you some time for thinking....vacations are great like that !!

You go girl !!!!!

ArtSnark said...

Sounds like a great vacation. Good luck with the changes and thanks for sharing the lovely photos

Loudlife said...

Rock on, sister! Good for you!

ArtSnark said...

By the way, pop over to the Melange blog & check out the 10/12 post

glimmering prize said...

clarity is a wonderful thing! i would love to talk with you more about this transition- because i am trying to do something very similiar- here's to moving forward to living the dream!

David said...

Let's all move to a wooded, rural area and live off the land, make art and drink craft beer.