When I fly, if I’m given the option to bring a carry-on bag rather than having to check a bag, the choice is simple. It’s easy to maneuver my carry-on as I make my way through the airport. I don’t have to wait at the baggage carousel, and I don’t need a bellman’s assistance when I reach my destination. I pack less, and have less to unpack when I get home. Sometimes it just makes sense to downsize.
On my Artist’s Journey, I have downsized for my current series. I typically work on a canvas of at least 16×20 inches, but this week I’m painting on 8×8 inch canvases. The small canvases are easy to transport back and forth to class, and as an added bonus, I’m using a lot less paint. There are plenty of times when my work calls for a large canvas, but on this project, I’m enjoying the maneuverability and portability of my ‘carry-on’ canvases.
“Nap Time”–Acrylic on Canvas–1 of 4 from the series “Time”