Wow, time flies! I hope your transition into this year has been a peaceful one. It is quite amazing to me that it is February! What have I been up to? I have been getting much needed rest and relaxation on my extended break. I have also been sitting in reflection with lots of inspiration coming my way. I even managed a quick getaway! Thanks hubby!

 

I was not away from my beloved studio too long during my break. I can never be away for long instead I have been enjoying creative play. During these sessions, it has been so nice to not have a mission or needed task. So freeing and energizing! Not a surprise. I have to remember to take my own advice and make time for creative play!

During my sessions of reflection and inspiration, many thoughts and ideas came to me. One hard truth is that my energy banks are in need of refueling and have been for a while. And some of last years announcements did not come to be. That is a-ok. Sometimes we find ourselves with no more room on our plate and we must put some things aside or even completely take them away. I hope you have been able to take some time to reflect, to see what can go, be added or be adjusted in your life. This practice can help to create some space and hopefully free up some energy. If you find some, may I suggest you use that energy for you! I am reminded of the “put the mask on yourself before another” safety instruction. In this theme, let’s get to a big news item!

You may notice Commissions are missing from the main menu. I have been thinking about this big change for some time. This was not an easy decision, it took me a long while as well as a great conversation with my oldest daughter. I am pausing commissions for 2023 and honestly not sure when they will return. I will reassess at the end of the year. I take my time with commissions and never want to rush my process. I do not typically lean into perfectionism but with commissions I very much want the receiver to LOVE their piece, so I tend to stress a lot. I just don’t have the energy reserves for that part of my process. I have so enjoyed creating each and every one of my commissions despite the self-inflicted pressure. I feel so very honoured that many of you have shared and trusted me with your amazing, inspiring, and emotional stories. So to all of my fabulous commission clients, Thank You so very much!!!
This needed change makes room for new things! Here is some of the fun I am thinking of!
  • More Greeting Cards and Art Prints designs are coming!
  • More product designs coming in my Art Merchandise line!
  • Upcoming Workshops with a Fun New Option! Details coming. Hint: If you are a newsletter subscriber you already know. 😉 
  • Bascialy, Look for New product launches and refreshes!
Upcoming Events!!
  • Lets Create! Art Journal Sessions! (Previously via ConnecTV) These are moving to Red Raspberry Studios Facebook page. Last session was February 8th at 3:00 est. Here is the replay on Facebook.
  • Lets Celebrate Galentine’s Day! Join me via Zoom for a Love Note to You Session. This event is free! You won’t need fancy or specialized art supplies. But you will need some. See Details here.

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