I never dreamed I'd have an art studio. In fact, for a long time I didn't even want one. The reason is complicated. I quite liked being able to say 'I work in my kitchen' and for myself and others to imagine the kind of amazing work I could produce if only I had a studio but without the pressure of actually having to produce the amazing work! I preferred being on the back foot.
Of course the cost was also a factor. . .
It took me a while to get a website too but my studio and website were hands down the best decisions I made since I started this journey. My studio is like a sanctuary of calm and creativity and I have people from all over the world visiting my website - it's quite mindblowing really.
I've also been reluctant to put my prices up because again it feels like an added pressure.
The thing is, I put as much effort into my paintings and produce work of the same standard regardless of price. I've realised that if I don't price work according to time taken and experience, I'm doing myself a disservice.
I have a vision now of how I would like my art career to progress. I said in an earlier blog that I was going to think BIG but it's easy to lose sight of our goals especially when things aren't progressing as quickly as you'd like and frustration and despondancy set in.
I think it's time to try some new things. So keep an eye out for some exciting developments.