Where do I begin! (Skip to the bottom if you just want to hear about… custom portraits!)
To be totally honest, I’ve had some much needed “rest” being away for a while (or at least popping in only here and there). It’s been a long “maternity leave”, if you will, but I’ve truly felt that it’s what I’ve needed to do and for a few months I really didn’t have a choice as I was very sick after the delivery of my little baby. I’ve needed this time with my new little boy and family. I posted on social media a little over a month ago though about how I was still figuring out the balancing act of “being a mom” and “being an artist” and everything else that I try to be from day to day. I have since realized that I will always be figuring that out. I can keep adjusting and learning and transitioning and becoming a better “me” every single day. How mundane would it be if every day was the same? I love the freshness of every new day. If I failed at something yesterday, I can take today to try again, and maybe tomorrow I’ll have success.
So, with that all being said… I have arranged a “set time” for me to paint everyday. I don’t like being away from my studio too long. And I did finish illustrating a second book over the summer (this one is a Christmas book and is set to release in Oct!) Most recently, time in my studio has been spent working on personal paintings (one of my baby, one for over our fireplace… you know, the paintings that are always in a working artist’s head, but the ones they never find time to paint. It’s been wonderful!) But… I’ve been teasing you all with a portrait project! …And I think it’s time. *cue confetti*
The Portrait Project (2.0)
9/15 – FRIDAY: A quick FAQ blog post will be posted here on my blog along with a 2ish-minute video guide on how to photograph your little ones for me to paint and a preview of what the portraits are like. (If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email hello@SarahNightingaleArt.com or through the comments section on social media, and I’ll try to answer every question in Friday’s post!)
9/16 – SATURDAY: Listings for 10* portraits will become available in my shop at 12PM CT.
*I am listing only 10 spots for portraits… for now. Once I finish those 10, I will open up another 10 spots. There will not be waiting list, but you can sign up for my newsletters which will tell you when another 10 spots are opening up.