My last blog post led to another idea (just so many of them!), which I road-tested last week in a batch in one session. I accept I'm going to have to scale it down and take it slower from piece to piece, which could prove to be a mammoth task for such tiny works!
This project will be added to my premium Patreon signup in coming months.
I've yet to set it up fully (this is a sneaky peek!), however those signing up on Patreon to the complete freedom of 'Air' level will get to watch the project begin, develop, progress and come together as a full set of multiple works.
I'm giving no clues but there will be around 80-90 in total, and featured will be exclusive video, postcards, and enlarged selected finished prints as limited editions. Originals will be available to buy, as well as a free competition offering.
Do sign up to get the latest news for when my Patreon launches, freebie downloads already available on my usual newsletter.
You may have seen lately I've been producing some smaller works. For all the work I've done tackling self-restriction and freeing up my creating, I decided to try a different perspective on it and limit myself size-wise. I have been using the same approach for my usual large-scale works on much smaller dimensions – being only around 5x7cm.
If you like the look of some of my miniatures shown in this blog, there are about 30 listed so far to buy on Etsy and more ready to upload shortly. Keep them, collect them, or give them as gifts – easy as they come ready packaged in smart keepsake boxes. They are each signed and come with individual artist Certificates of Authenticity. They are also a very affordable pocket price ;)
I've just redone some photography to show the works in-situ and closeup – hope you like my shop! Very recent options 'Iridescent' and 'Mono' will be available soon » etsy.com/uk/shop/NatashaGilesArt
Resistance can be that stubborn statement that comes out of fear when you say, "I'm not doing that!", "No way!" or "I can't," because of one excuse or another. I especially used excuses in making new contacts, in asking, and even in speaking aloud.
The brain, and the ego, likes excuses because it gets an easier life when you continue to stay stuck. It likes to convince you it has your best interests at heart.
But therein sits the lie.
If COVID-19 has taught us one valuable thing, it's becoming resilient through pressure. From there we are able to push through limitations, turn our backs on old beliefs that we can't do it, and just do it anyway.
How? It's that one simple thing, driven by the heart, and it's what I've been talking about all through spring in EAST direction – courage.