The other change is that I am no longer in business. For almost twenty years I have run Bearly Thayer Studio where I taught art lessons and created and sold my work. It was fun. I met wonderful people; students, farmers and art collectors. Many of these people have become my friends. I am grateful to them all for the support of my work and for their friendships. The relationships I made during the years of business are the most valuable result of my art.
With the closing of Bearly Thayer Studio, I am looking forward to the future where there will be lots of creativity and less administrative, businessy stuff. Yay for that. My wonderful Weebly site will change to keep current with my new approach to my art. I have no idea what it will look like or if anyone will be interested in seeing it....time will tell.
So what prompted this big change? It was simply that I was tired of playing the sales game. I found that I was spending more time and money promoting my work than I wanted to. The life that inspired my work was being neglected in the process. There were days I didn't even have time to visit my cows, now that is just not right. There are other reasons for the big change and they may come out in later blogs but for now, I think that is enough to share.
I dont' think I am alone in the feelings I am having. I know there are other artists working in the world today that are dealing with these same issues. I would love to hear from you if you have something to share from your experience.
My hope for you is that you feed your creative self with your own unique, wonderful life.....moo.