It’s been ages since I’ve been awake in the night but after several good nights sleep I think my sleep tank is full.
Yesterday was an eventful day, I finally got around to sorting out my acrylic paintings. Would you believe I had over one hundred canvases.😳
My favourites paintings are on the walls within our apartment but due to the fact I am getting my cross trainer back from my youngest daughter I need the space and all of my paintings were in crates under a large table.
I actually removed the canvas from the frames because I didn’t want my paintings to just be chucked onto landfill. The frames have gone to be recycled and I’ve destroyed the canvases. However I do have photographs of all of my paintings and the memories of how I felt when I painted them.
I am definitely not a collector of items, in fact I find it cathartic to remove things from my home. After all they are just possessions and I don’t need possessions. I hold all my special memories in my heart.
My 87-year-old mum is the same she is always getting rid of things and I must take after her because she gives things to charity too. My earlier paintings, I felt were not suitable to give away and I doubt that I will ever be likened to the painter, Turner whose earlier paintings made a fortune. No way, they were part of the journey to where I find myself today.
I kept my self-portrait, not out of vanity but because it’s pretty damned good, if I say so myself. 😉 considering how new, I was to painting then.
I am really enjoying my digital painting and although I still have heaps to learn I am getting by with my limited knowledge. It’s been trial and error but at least they only take up space on my laptop!
Thank you for all your encouragement, I do appreciate all of your comments, some of which make me laugh! Keep them coming.
P.S. Suze……. You now have the only painting of mine on your bedroom wall 😉