Still bringing books to the book store. I took all my family photos out of their frames and will just keep the photos. Shipping boxes out to Arizona is very expensive. Around $50 per box. I am hoping to keep it down to under 25 boxes. Not that easy but I am really going to try. I am using boxes that are 14" x 14". That should suffice for most things except the larger pieces of art. I am still not sure what to do about that. I have tossed out a lot of old art but there are some paintings I really don't want to throw away. I think every artist wonders what to do with all the art sitting/hanging around all over the house! I also have many paintings done by artist friends and I really want to keep those.
I am still doing some painting. All the downsizing and schlepping is quite exhausting and stressful and keeping my art practice going is vital for my sanity.
I have been working with palette knives instead of brushes lately. I really enjoy using them. There are no brush strokes and the paint color seems brighter. Clearer. I do clean my brushes after each color but somehow the color seems much brighter using the knives. Besides, trying something new in my art is always enlightening and leads to new ideas and techniques.
Have a great week!