After a long break from painting I have returned to my brushes and I am back at it! I decided to start a community art give-away and have taken to hauling my paintings outside to the street when they are done. I have designated myself a post to hang them on and have given away about 30 large paintings so far. It's my idea of posting something!
I am learning a lot about the way I give and about my attachments. Though I have never thought of giving as a learned skill I would definitely say that I am learning to give more freely and that I'm becoming better at it. This is one of the most liberating projects I've ever done!
One thing I like about my free art post is the immediate movement of the work. I don't even wait for the pieces to dry but instead tack on a little note that says "careful still wet". I am surprised at how fast they disappear. I usually add my website address to the back and have received several messages of thank-you which have been lovely to get. A few weeks ago I was in a holding pattern because I wasn't feeling keen about the cost of supplies. Then a couple days later I got a message from someone who had picked up one of the pieces. They thanked me for the "beautiful art" I've distributed in the neighbourhood and sent me some money! It was perfect timing and just enough to keep me motivated to keep at it. Here are a few pics of some (not all) of the pieces I've gifted.
Wherever they are I hope they are enjoyed!