Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Decision to Sell My Original Artwork: Part 2 - How I Let Go

Last Tuesday, I walked you through my art journey so far. That was important, as it explains the mental process of how I (and many artists) get attached to their art.

Each step of my journey, I fall in love with the notable quality of work that I am producing. Those pieces are hard to part with.... so I sell prints... hence I can retain the originals and my heart is happy.

But, now I am finding that at each stage of my artistry evolution, I am producing more and more paintings. Though I am usually very attached to the first piece, I finally find myself able to let go of similar pieces that I create.

It took me a long time (over 3 years) to make this decision, and I finally let go of three of my originals to a close friend who wanted them to hang in her office as inspiration for her clients. Since then, I have opened an Etsy Shop and hopefully I can view this as "my art going to a home that will display it with love."

OK... that sounds like it was an easy decision. It was anything BUT easy. There is a ton of emotion involved in letting go, but I have ( short of going to therapy... haha) worked through this detachment issue.

So there it is... very much like Frou Frou's Let Go

"so let go
And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown"

Written by Guy Sigsworth, Imogen Jennifer Heap • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group


  1. I understand how hard it is to let go...but like children, you must let them travel out into the world.

    1. I know, right? Thanks for the support. Our time in Asheville helped me with this a lot, also :)