saying goodbye

whenever I ship a painting off, I'm filled with a bittersweet happiness. I'm so thrilled that someone loves my work as much as I do, but I'm also sad to see each piece go. Every painting seems to take on a personality of it's own as I work on it, so it's kinda like saying goodbye to a friend. Especially so because when I ship a painting off, I know that I likely won't see it again. Hopefully though, they're even more loved and special in their new homes than in mine :)