Change seems to be fairly constant, in some respects, in these parts while in others my creative life stays exactly the same. I've had to accept the fact that working on large canvases just does not work for my shoulders any longer...it's been a long time coming but I've finally come to the realization that it doesn't have to be a bad thing, just another change. And, to be honest, my heart lies with these projects I've been working on for several years in any case. So, give up one thing to focus on something better for me.
This realization has actually been a very good one. Though I struggle with letting go, sometimes I know it's the best course of action. Now I can focus on mentoring with LevellingUp and teaching or writing occasionally, on my university education and on my painting. It still gives me time to read and knit, too, which is a huge bonus. Though I've barely begun my current project (Extraordinary Women), I'm already thinking of the next one. There is just such a great sense of freedom especially as I tend to throw myself into everything I commit to which can cause anxiety.
In all these years as a professional artist, it seems there has always been times of re-direct and this is one of them. As long as I can keep painting, I am happy.