It's hard to say goodbye, but sometimes we have to.
Recently, I threw away a good amount of my paintings. A couple nights ago, Eden and I got to talking about our art. I complained about some of the pieces I was unhappy with, but still had in my possession. I had planned to sand them down and repaint them, but I honestly hate doing that. There's something about starting on a fresh, blank canvas that makes an art piece all it's own. It's like when you try painting over an old piece, the energy of the old painting is still there. The vibes combine and spoil the new painting. I don't know if anyone else ever feels this way, but that's the way I feel about it.
Eden told me I should throw some of the old ones away. I was a little in shock and taken aback by the suggestion. She said she'd done it and how much better it had made her feel. So, I took her advice and threw a bunch out (I recycled don't worry, so it wasn't sooo tremendously wasteful).
Sometimes you've gotta clear space and make room for new, great things. Out with the old, in with the new! You could probably put me in the category of a hoarder, so, believe me, it's hard for me to toss things out, but I always feel so much better after I do.
I have to force myself to do the same with my clothes and everything else every once in a while. It's good for you, I promise!
Thought I'd share some of the pieces I did keep, though.