First of all, I have to share how much I LOVE my new space...it's cozy, yes, and though I wouldn't have selected the wall colour on my own (I don't know why because I absolutely adore every shade of blue) I really, really like it. I've been spending quite a bit of time working on the floor on some small commissions as well as the landscapes I began recently and also on a new altered book. This one is a self portrait of sorts and utilizes a neat child's board book with cut out circles. I'm slowly finding my way with it.
Also, I'm currently preparing a simple painting project for a large group of Realtors which will be held in a couple of weeks. I'm quite excited for it as I used to do the conveyancing (legal documents) for a local Real Estate office 18 years ago and always enjoyed how much fun it was in the office. Such a happy group of people. Plus, wine and paint are a great combination ;)
And I'm also looking forward to seeing the completed mural that a group of teens I worked with last week are currently creating. They were such a great bunch of kids, extremely creative, so I kind of can't wait to see the finished product. I think I probably learned more from them than they did from me.
As you can see, the process part of my work kind of clutters my space, but I always end the evening with a tidy studio and a fresh jar of water so that I can begin anew with the sun rise. I crave order and I need to know everything is where it should be so I don't have to go searching when I'm on a creative roll. And so this new space is working really well for me...this move has my creative juices flowing. A change really is as good as a rest.
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