Monday, March 11, 2013

Purge, Pack, Prepare

Friday before last I put in a request to relocate my studio 2 doors down the hall and felt myself being anxious over the weekend and at the start of the week waiting to hear that the request was okay'ed.  Skipping the details, it wasn't until I took Richard Pryor's advice and just said "phuck it" let what come, may, that on Wednesday it was approved.  Lesson (re)learned...don't sweat the small stuff and keep company with integrity.

I somehow managed to finish binding the flowery quilt and the setting the layout for the Kore gallery website (hasn't gone live yet).  On Saturday, Don, one of the gallery members, showed up with the idea to paint my new space...and he even located free paint in a calming light green and he was ready to get it done.  He and I, mostly he, got the first coat on and he and Robin, his partner, applied the 2nd coat on Sunday!  I thank them with my whole heart for such a gracious gift!!!!!

On April 6th I am teaching a 4 hour workshop on Art Going Postal at The Little Loomhouse.  Between now and until then purging and packing and preparing for the class and the move will be most of my focus.

one of my favorite pieces by Donald A. Cartwright

6 comments:

  1. Way too often I let things clutter my mind that I really have no control over and its paralyzing. For instance, yesterday I was waiting to hear back from my graphic designer about some changes to my logo I wanted. I could have easily continued work on the FB page without knowing what my logo was going to be, yet until I heard from him I didnt do any work on the walk project. HUH?? Thankfully I dont do that ALL the time but sometimes things just get in our heads...

    SO was the move to a new studio a necessary one or just one that you wanted? How is the space different than the old one? Tremendous act of kindness those 2 painting for you. But you ar ea good person so what goes around comes around... And teaching a workshop about what you love must be so fulfilling. I envy that.

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    1. Necessary. I've been subletting to a fantastic artist for the last 2 years and she is giving up her space the end of March. I thought I'd go ahead an move instead of trying to find another studio mate. The space is the same size but 40 less per month.

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  2. Congrats on your new, newly painted studio space!

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  3. Let the creative juices flow in your new atmosphere. Slow down and continue to work at a moderate pace. Things will get done and you won't be frustrated and anxious during the process.

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    1. I have until the end of the month to be out of the old space which in theory :) is suppose to prevent me from being so anxious.

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