Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunny with a chance of inspiration...




The forecast here calls for lots of painting today.  Last week was really productive, exciting and exhausting.  I shipped my 1st painting outside the US and am a bit concerned about transit time ( but am thrilled to be sending work internationally) .  I also sold my 1st "large" painting which was REALLY exciting but the stress of getting it packaged and shipped caught me off guard.  The other thing that surprised me was how anxious I felt until I heard the painting has been received and was loved (the buyer had many kind words and ordered a second painting!).  "Treading Under the Moon" and "Swimming in Seaweed" are now residing in the fabulous city of San Francisco ( I spent eight years there and am sure the ladies will be very happy).   However, those two paintings were kind of like the "rock stars" of my etsy shop (they got lots of looks and generated interest) and they will be missed.  So the season of swimmers is ending as did the season of sprouts and seeds...what's coming next???
 I took the weekend off to decompress, check out lots of great etsy shops and blogs,  bake bread and obsessively watch our 1st tomato turn red.  It's good to be back and I hope to have lots to share this week!

2 comments:

justagirl said...

congrats on your first international shipping, so exciting... I love addressing packages to the world.

yes, with all the excitement of shipping comes the stress of what if it doesnt get there what if the postie drops it in a puddle... oh dear...

Am looking forward to seeing what is coming next.

and yay for the red tomato!!!

Wow San Francisco is one of my must cities I want to see...

have a good week...

Katherine

artslice said...

Wow, sounds like a great week! It's so nice to get positive feedback when we spend so much time alone in the studio. (I don't know if that's true for you but it sure is for me!)

Can't wait to see what you make inspired by fall.

Happy Days,
Brenda