This year feels a bit like trying to hold sand in your hands. In other words, it's going by so quickly! I am happy that we are officially into the summer months—the best time of the year in my opinion. Having the sun out and trips to look forward to brings new energy into my work. Which brings me to the piece for this month's wallpaper. It is part of my Changing Sun series, inspired by how the changing seasons can bring change among us. I love the simplicity in these ones.
I have been spending most of my time continuing on toward by journey to being an artist full time. I reached the tipping point where the majority of my day is taken up by art and it is feeling really good. Just recently I finished my first large scale hand stitched piece and sent it off to the framers (I'm anxious to see how it comes out). It's a special one that I am keeping for myself but I see more of these works coming! It was fun to push the size limit and see how the stitching reacted. Also, it took a lot more arm muscle than I expected. Flipping a large piece of paper carefully back and forth is a lot tougher than one would think! Next up is a commissioned piece for a hotel in Austin, TX that I am excited to get to work on.
Outside of my artwork, it been a busy travel season. In early June I spent some time back in the States in New Orleans (officiating my best friend's wedding!) and as you read this, I'll be on the final day of a trip to Italy—The Dolomites and Lake Como. There's more travels to come for the month ahead and one that I have been looking forward to all year—going back to Croatia—but this time, with my family! I can't wait.
I hope the month of July brings you all lots of sun and positivity!