|The Cardinal -- retiring on April 6th|
|My husband and I in the Appalachians shortly before we moved to Asheville|
When the dust settled, however, I was left reflecting on how I had gotten here and where I wanted to go now. My husband's career would now occupy most of his time and though I can count on him in the future to help with little things, there's no knowing how much time he'll be able to devote--certainly not what he used to. I took a couple of days really thinking about what I wanted and where I saw my art going. I didn't think about it from a business standpoint, but from the standpoint of a creative person who was ready for the new and tired of the old.
Last week, I set to work picking out designs to retire. I began listing old designs with free shipping and prepared to get them out and make way for newer things. I began looking more thoroughly into precious metal options and I began to paint the more detailed pieces like I like even though I can't replicate them as well as the simpler pieces. This means that rather than being able to duplicate the majority of my work, most of it will now be one of a kind. I really like the thought of that and how much that uniqueness will enhance the pieces. To add to this, I've started to really focus on how my photographs are styled rather than just snapping a shot of the piece against white. I wanted to tell even more of a story with my images.
|Cherry Blossoms -- limited edition necklace with new photo styling|
Have you taken a look at your work recently and felt like it's time for a change, or are you completely happy with where things are? I say, there's no better time than the present to shake off the old and look ahead.