I have been trying to get myself to sit down and write a little for.... well I guess it's been weeks.
Moving is taking it out of me. We still aren't settled in even though we're comfortable enough. We've already had a visit from the in-laws. and I have been painting and Fran's a spackling expert. This week the chimney is suppose to get restored and the roof is being redone. There has also been a little extra glitch... more money flowing out, the lines to the sewer are nearly or maybe they are collapsed so that is another big expense. I guess this must be the week for spending.
I have been feeling the need to get into the studio, but that doesn't really exist yet. I had a little bit of a freak out this morning when I realized that it's been one year since I dismantled the Hudson studio, and the machines still aren't set up.
It seems that business and money and moving are always there and the time for my own work isn't. To start getting back into it I've begun some small knitting. I started a sock, and a hat and some drawings for projects.
I think that for the past year I have been in a sort of depression. Life has revolved around money and trying to have enough to live on while still making art. and the art is losing out. evidence of that is this blog. It's suppose to be documenting what's happening in the studio and there hasn't been much of that, right?
We still have a few months of money and time juggling coming up. (the one store is closing and we won't have a new location until December (hopefully) but probably January) and the other shop is slowing down now that the season is over. The NYC shows seems very iffy, but we'll be doing 2 in November. Fran will have a regular booth set up and I am going to try a booth of "outsider" and anonymous art more of a gallery thing. Who know's what'll happen.
There are good things. I love the house and neighborhood in Philadelphia. We're in the Mt. Airy section and it is famously diverse and has worked at being that way since the 1950's. While I was thinking about diversity and the area and looking for interesting Mt. Airy things to link to I ran across this. The artist isn't from here, but somehow the work reminds me of Mt. Airy, and it's fun, too.