I’m closing my shop May 1, 2019.
It’s something I’ve been contemplating for months. Taking a break from the business side of selling my art will allow me to focus on things that matter most.
FAMILY—I’ve accepted the season of life I am in. I have a family, with a wonderful spouse and two young, sweet, amazing boys. And that takes a lot of time, focus, and energy. Running a business in this season of my life is incompatible with my values. I will continue to paint and create ceramics of wildfires, but at a slower pace.
SPACE—I need more space to create. My closet is full of inventory waiting for a new home. Being surrounded with too much in my creative space dampers my creativity and motivation to create.
I want all inventory gone so I can start new, larger, better, more refined work. I want to keep improving and create my best works yet, but I don't have the space.
MOVING— We are moving near the end of the year. And it’s looking like an international move. That means it can’t go with me. I don’t want it to sit in storage for 3-4 years, and I don’t want it lost, or damaged. And it will take a lot of energy and time to go through the process of moving overseas.
Letting go of my expectations and pride to give more of myself to help my family and others is my mission in this season of my life. And I’m okay with that. I’ve felt happier as I keep life simple and focus on things that matter most.
It will probably be 4 years before it opens again. It could be longer. But I’ll tell you this, I won’t stop painting wildfires, and they’re only going to get better as time goes on!
Thank you for your support and following my art. My website will still remain just my shop will be off the site.
Stay in touch and keep sending those wildfire photos!