Frozen in Motion, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 52 x 48
Process: what is a swan song?
A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with my business advisor and I jotted down some words/concepts/phrases: unresolvedness, earnest, recalibration, emotional cadence and swan song … what is a swan song? Why was it mentioned? All of the other words make sense and I have been lingering on them but swan song … the conversation was full that day but why it was mentioned escapes me. A swan song is “referring to an ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song just before their death since they have been silent (or alternatively not so musical) for most of their lifetime.”
Things are shifting and I feel messy. Joy to fear, clarity to confusion … it is unsettling. The things that used to work within my business are no longer working like they once did. I know that like people, businesses change & grow. It feels like a constant balancing act trying to find new ways through while also holding all that I desire. I see what I want and I'm wondering how to get there.
As I navigate & explore new Jenny Pennywood & Jen Garrido fine art pathways, including a deep desire to bring my painting to the forefront, a new line of fabric by the yard in the works, as well as revamping my wholesale offering, maybe my swan song is still very much in its quiet phase (a lot of careful thought & contemplation), but all the while traveling towards a necessary rebirth.
On repeat in the studio right now
From my studio to your ears.
Shifts & tides
Food for thought
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