February 01, 2023 2 Comments
Nothing in life is permanent. I'm learning that in a real way this winter.
I've had to change a lot of things on my website, so let's talk about that for a bit.
1) Prices - yeah, prices went up. I hate changing my prices, I like to make sure that my work stays affordable. However, there's some changes I've had to respond to.
a) Prices for ALL of my suppliers have gone up.
b) I've lost suppliers and had to go with new ones which have way higher prices. One of my items went up by 400% from when I set my price to where I can get it now.
c) Groceries and all the rest of my living expenses have gone up.
However, I also am trying to make changes for the better
I've bundled shipping into the cost of my items. So, you'll get free shipping on most things, unless you want to upgrade it past my offering.
If you're in town, pickup is no longer an option on my website. It's ending for reasons out of my control. I'm not exactly happy about it, but it's the way it is.
So, if you're one of my pickup people, I can give you a discount code for 10% off (basically the cost of shipping). This code will expire on the last day of February and pickup will no longer available. Use code: Pickup
I'm going to be in Two Rivers Gallery!! In March 2023, my collection Otipemisewak will be launching! I'm very excited about this and I'll let you know more later!
Now, for the less good news. My life is changing a lot. It's stressful. It's hard. I'm having headaches a lot because I'm so tense and stressed. I'm doing my best every day.
I don't want to talk about the specifics because this is a public space and anyone can read this. Just know that I am having a challenging time.
Luckily, I'm with a man who loves me very deeply. My daughter is so sweet, she even wipes my tears away. My family is supportive and loving and they are always down to help me in any way that they can.
So, there's some things that I'm not able to offer right now, like painting parties and commissions. I'm prioritizing my mental health and increased needs for my own life. I miss you all, but I need time.
If you love me and want to help me, I'm going to need to downsize all of my things. So, I'll have a special sale starting next week for my birthday. It's going to be a 'fire' sale. Yes, I am putting paintings up for sale and either you buy them or I burn them!
I have a lot of ritual burning to do which is going to be important for my healing process. Burning is a release to me and I have a lot to release.
So, thank you to everyone who puts in orders and supports me in the transformation into this new life.
I know that releasing will give me space to bring new work into the world. I have a lot of beautiful art that's living inside of me but this constant onslaught has been hard to work. (I've only half-finished one painting this month.)
I want to end by sending a lot of love to everyone reading this. Life can be hard and what we choose to put our energy into comes back to us. It's not easy to choose peace, so thank you to every person who supports me because I feel it.
Lots of love,