As most of you know I’m a mixed media artist. I take paper and paint and ink and create colourful pieces that usually involve little birdies because that’s what I like.
Over the years I’ve sold my art on Etsy, Facebook and in an art collective in Vancouver. My art has found homes in Canada, USA, Australia, England and Wales. I’ve been humbled by the love my little birdies receive.
After a particularly stressful November back in 2014, I set my art aside. I needed a break. I was burnt out from creating and selling and all the anxiety that comes with it. I packed up all my supplies and put them in a closet. I cleared my space and tried to focus on other things. I delved back into my writing, started an online hub called Finch Lee, and began creating my own health and beauty products (a modern day apothecary!).
It felt good to work with other mediums but the pain associated with my art continued to throb. The very sight of those pieces caused me anxiety. I’m ashamed to admit that some of my art ended up in the trash. I just couldn’t look at them anymore. Thankfully Brandon convinced me to stop throwing them away. I packed up what was left and stored them in the closet along with my supplies. Out of sight, out of mind.
But here’s the thing, it’s been nearly two years since I’ve created any art and I miss it.
I miss losing track of time while creating art.
I miss getting my hands dirty.
I miss my little birdies.
But I still have all that boxed up art. I feel like I cannot begin to create anew until I’ve cleared space. I love those homeless pieces but it’s time they found a home of their own. So I’ve made a very big decision. In the coming weeks I will be creating a Facebook group where I will auction off each piece. The list price will start at $1 (plus shipping) and everyone will have one (1) week to bid on these pieces. At the end of the week, the highest bidder will have the great honour to say you’ve given a piece of my art a home. ❤
It’s not about the money. If every piece sells for $1, so be it. For me, it’s about finding homes for my art and clearing space for new pieces.
To those of you who have purchased my art in the past…THANK YOU! You’re the reason I kept going. You’re the reason I let Brandon convince me that my art was worthwhile. I’m starting this auction with all of you in mind. You all gave me the courage to create and put myself out there and I love you all!
Since my life is in deep upheaval right now, I don’t have a set date for the auction. I’m hoping in the next month or so but definitely before Christmas because discounted art – made with love – makes a great gift! Stay tuned here on my blog, Facebook and Twitter for further announcements. I will be creating a Facebook group which will be open for anyone to join. Share with friends/family and spread the word!