Phase II took a little longer than I had anticipated, what with the holidays that are never the free-wheelin’ break time I anticipate they are going to be. However, I did manage to organize my space a wee bit and get it to a place where I could at least pull out some of my material and fool around. I’ve not produced anything new, but the creative juices are starting to flow, thank heavens. My next task is to buy myself a proper table to work at. When I was working in my old bedroom, I would lean the frames against my french doors (excellent light anyway) and hunker down on the ground to arrange my metal pieces and twist in the wire. I think they call it a “labour of love?” I was very productive but my poor back paid the price, as did my partner who had to hear me whine about it pretty much daily. A new mattress has solved some of the problem as has the fact that I haven’t worked on a piece for a month! That’s all about to change though, and I couldn’t be happier!
I haven’t heard back from the mattress shop where I was hoping to hang some work, but I’m not deterred. This coming weekend we move into our new home and I will at looooooong last have the studio space I have been craving for too many years to count. I’m excited and also a little bit intimidated. A studio means serious, artistic business. Do I have what it takes? I’m certainly going to give it a shot and figure out how and where to show my work.
Next post, I’ll put up some pictures of the empty studio space and keep taking photos to share as I set up. If you have any studio space tips, please share!