In the studio: Painting progress, book non-progress & Patreon

It’s been a little while since I last posted, and I feel this is a transformational phase for me.

In my experience, these are uncomfortable and upsetting, but I end up in a much better place. We’ll see.

Right now, I am making very good progress on my painting work – but unfortunately the venue I had booked has been canceled as the owner is moving to Thailand. So. I have listed a few places and started my enquiries. What I’m looking for most is a venue that resonates with the themes of my paintings.

And speaking of paintings, here is the first finished piece (click to enlarge, and please respect copyright laws).

The stars burn bright for me

The stars burn bright for me

I’ve got a couple others in progress as well, but I’ve not been so productive in the writing arena. I’m not sure why I’m procrastinating right now, but I have booked in with my life coach to discuss this with her. In the meantime, I’m going to keep on keeping on as well as I can. Send motivation my way, please!

And speaking of motivation, one of the reasons I have opened a Patreon account is to keep me accountable to you lovely people. For those who aren’t familiar with Patreon, it’s a way that fans can support artists through a monthly donation. There’s rewards for each level of payment (I think I came up with some pretty awesome ones!) and if you change your mind you can cancel at any time. I’d appreciate you taking a look and seeing if this is an option for you.

It took me a while to accept the idea of accepting money for ‘nothing’, but in my last life coaching session Inger helped me to see my work as service, not selfishness. It was much easier than I thought it would be, and helped me recognise that even though I am doing what I love, I am also inspiring others and giving back to the community. If you’d like to support me in this work, Patreon is an option.

Right, time to get some food in my belly and get back into painting!

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2 Responses to “In the studio: Painting progress, book non-progress & Patreon

  • I am loving your art work and this phase of growth for you. It is so fascinating watching a flower bloom.

    Have you considered having your finished pieces turned into prints? In maybe an 8X10 inch size suitable for matting and framing. It could be a way to not only make merchandise, but also a goodie for your paetron account.

    • Z.R. Southcombe
      1 year ago

      Thank you as always, Amanda.

      I am definitely looking into prints – for both the reasons you state! What I’m tossing up at the moment is whether I do limited or open editions.

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