The title of this post might be a little dramatic, but my heart is heavy this weekend. I sold one of my most favorite paintings, and the buyer is picking it up this week.
Yes, of course I’m thrilled! It was a painting that was FOR SALE, so why didn’t I really think this day would come?
This feeling of loss when one of my paintings sells really only applies to my original work, not so much the commissioned pieces. When I’m doing a commissioned piece, I picture the person I’m giving it to while I’m doing it, I picture the painting hanging in their home/office, I picture it not being in my possession. The process of saying goodbye happens the moment my brush hits the canvas.
When it’s my own original work, it really feels a piece of my heart and soul is invested into each line, each shadow, each color, and now that piece of my heart is not mine anymore.
Sappy, sappy, huh? The upside of saying goodbye, is that it leaves room for something new! I’m always evolving, always ready to create something else! It’s just a reminder that moving on is a part of life, and saying goodbye to one thing usually means it’s time to say hello to something else.
P.S. The picture doesn’t really match this post at all. I really wanted to focus on the cute little bird footprints that decorated my porch this morning. A happy picture for a semi-meloncholy post 🙂