Monday, December 1, 2014

A Change is Gonna Come....

I started this blog November 4, 2004.  This was my first entry>>>>>here.  Yesterday I closed down my studio.  Five years.  Five years.  When I first moved in it was with dear dear dear Sistah-friend Estella who provided me the courage to take the leap.  We shared the space for maybe nine months and we called it The Beauty of Holiness.  I flew solo for a few months until I shared the space with another artist, Amy Dingman...then for 3 years I was in the studio by myself and the space (long before) had begun to change into a real working chaotic space and the name changed to The Chitlin' Circuit.

We packed and hauled (shout out to Ade, my youngest son, for being the glue that made it possible to do so much in such a short amount of time).  I have no regrets about closing it down even though I will miss the interaction with fellow artists and visitors.  It hit me when it was over...watching everything that I had packed into the space, not just materially, but seeing all that I had going on, I realized once again how much spirit and Spirit was in it for me.  The tears poured for a few hours. Ade didn't know what to think and Peter as always, was gracious about what he half-way comprehends.  I didn't bother to attempt to articulate.  The flushing was a good thing.

Our goal was to be moved (our living space) by the end of October...that didn't happen...we moved the goal forward to the end of January.  I finished the commission to dye the fabric strips just in the nick of time and everything is in storage. Also, on my way out I stopped by Kore and learned my good friend Bev had sold one of her high-end paintings.  It had been at the gallery since her solo show in May.  Affirmations magnified!

I'm going to spend the season drawing and reading and taking a break from blogging until I set things back up in the Spring.  Until then, Peace, Blessings, Love

5 comments:

  1. This post is like beautiful poetry, it flows from your heart. Continued Blessings in your endeavors and for your family, good health,love and prosperity.

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    1. Hopefully you will have a good rest and find peace and direction during this hiatus. Hopefully the future will be good for you. Remember"
      And we know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and to those that are the called according to his purpose". Rom. 8:28
      xoxo

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  2. I have treasured reading every beautiful word in this blog, and on FB and elsewhere. You may not know this but you (as writer) are my go to source for things of the Spirit in Art and my barometer for all things hip (like books and music). A Change is Gonna Come and I for one cannot wait to read what comes next. Blessings and as Karoda says, "Keepeth On."

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    1. Thank you Violetpatch! I'll be back.

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