Acrylic on Arches 300# Cold Press Paper, 11 x 15".
Will need to be matted and framed (can fit in standard 16x20" mat and frame). $385.00 plus S&H.
I'm thinking that it is just not being conscious, not being mindful, of what is accumulating. The thrill of getting something new, I guess. I have heard of plans by some young people (okay, my own kids) to allow only so many items in their home, including kids' toys when that time comes. If something new is purchased, something else in the house has got to go to make room for it. I like this idea, and at this late stage I am still going to go for it. The thing with things, especially those that have no intrinsic value, is that they require maintenance and space, both in your house and in your brain. I want to choose more carefully. Keep just those few things that create a sense of beauty, comfort or connection....so that as my eye travels around my space I have a feeling of peace and contentment rather than chaos and disarray. On we go...as my mother would say.
So balance, I am working to feel okay to take care of my house and stuff while feeling pulled to get in the studio. The studio usually wins. Because I have the help of my daughter I have to grab those extra pair of hands while I can, as well as precious time together with occasional free-form dancing in the kitchen. "Be at peace..." my husband says. I am trying! But I think I need to work to get there! I have hopes that eventually, peace will reign. And, perhaps, balance...