"Life is a Balance"© - we have all struggled at one time or another balancing the demands put on us whether from family, work, friends...even ourselves. But we have to find a way to make it all work in order to be less stressed and find a peaceful balance. In most cases this means really taking the time to prioritize our life and focusing on what's most important.
Family and work are two things we really need to make priorities, but even with those we can work towards a healthy balance. With work whether self employed or not try to avoid "taking it home with you", be sure you make time for your family that doesn't involve work, maybe not take any work emails/phone calls after a certain time.
If you have kids, make sure that they, and you, aren't overloaded with two many activities or events, limit weekly activities to one sport or after school activity. And make them be creative and figure out how to entertain themselves and give you some stress free time. You both will benefit!
Little things like these may not seem like a big deal but can really make a difference in minimizing your stress and leading towards a more balanced life. Think of different ways you can find better balance and peace in your life.
As many of you know I am a HUGE fan of the remarkably ingenious Genie Canvas. It has revolutionized the way I, and so many other artists paint, it allows us to be able to create huge, oversized paintings and ship them for a fraction of what they would normally cost to ship, and since they ship rolled in a tube they are well protected. And not only are they shipped in a tube, but you have everything ready to mount the art and have it hanging on the wall within literally minutes...genius!!
And they now come in an easy open tube! This is such a great improvement versus using tape and having to securely re-tape the lid. I love the fact that Genie Canvas is always coming up with ways to improve their product, to make it the most efficient and easiest large canvas for both artists and the art collectors. To learn more about Genie Canvas visit their site.
Here is a quick little video demonstrating the new easy off lid, such a time saver and super easy to use. Now I can't wait to get started painting on the canvas itself!
I will now be listing new original paintings that will also have a very limited set of Signed Limited Edition prints available. In addition to being offered in a limited amount, they will also only be available for a limited time, once they have sold out, or the week of time is over, there will never be any other prints made from the painting ever!
The first of these special limited edition paintings/prints, called "Rainbow Dreams"©, the original is painted on 18"x24" loose canvas (will need framing, not included) with acrylics and is available here for $1,200 including US shipping (international shipping is additional) visit shop to purchase original. There are only 15 Limited Edition, Signed prints for this painting, also 18"x24". It is a first come, first serve basis, as well as a limited time frame. Once the week of purchase time is over any unsold prints will not be sold, and the edition numbers will be limited to the final amount of prints sold. So, if you purchase the first print and only 10 prints are sold you will receive 1 of 10, and so on; your edition number will be determined by the order in which prints are purchased and will be handwritten on the print itself. The prints will be shipped within approximately a weeks time of the end of the weekly listing, as I won't be ordering them until the week is up to know exactly how many to create. There will never be any other prints made from this painting, ever!
I think this will be a great way to own my art in limited quantities that make them rare and special. I have also set them at price points that most everyone can take advantage of, even if you aren't yet ready to splurge on that original you've been eyeballing, this is the next best way to collect art :) This is a great way to grow your collection of MADART paintings and know that you have a very limited print that very few others will ever have. Thank you all so much for being collectors and fans, you make it possible for me to live out my dream of making a living as an artist, without you I couldn't do it, so I want to offer these prints in such a way that everyone can afford a unique Megan Duncanson piece of art.
These prints will only be available through the evening of November 2nd, or until sold out.