i have been busy like a honeybee in a hive…my sister-in-law is coming to stay for a bit, and that meant flipping the house,,,moving from my little nest downstairs, up to the new room. that also meant moving my office to my studio. which meant a total studio re-do, in order to make the perfect space for my desk, and the perfect gathering spaces in my studio. my greatest gifts are my friends. truly. i am every day all the more grateful for friends near and far. and it is my intention this fall & winter to have a once (or twice) a month art gathering with them…some artists, some not…but all willing to get sloppy in the paint. my vision is: 6 of us gathered around the worktable gabbing and mucking in paint, while a pot of soup or a lasagna cooks away downstairs. good friends, good food, fun art, hot chocolate, wine, whatever your pleasure. I am so excited for it…introducing new and old friends. i have learned that you need to curate gatherings…i have learned that all friends are excellent, but there are some combinations that work so much better than others, and a greater time will be had by all. so that is what i'll do…mix the mingle. i am so in love with the new arrangement of this space…i can finally face the big wall of windows while i work. it was such a shame to have my back to them before. it's been 15 years of living in this house and rearranging. this feels perfect for now.
1 month from now, i'll be in the piney woods of New Hampshire…a place i never thought i'd be again. so much has changed this past year, and i feel as though my heart had become like a stone, and then was shattered open. the bits and pieces have come together in a new and different way - much like my house - and it feels so fresh and new. i am still under the protection of my pre-divorce settlement terms, and am grateful for these months to catch my breath and see what needs to happen in my new day-to-day. i miss what once was. i feel like we failed the process and one another - that we gave up when we could've made this life epic. but, that's all water past. to look back is to stumble on the present, and miss the future.
it's time to catch some sleep - Henry's flea medicine has given out and he's so miserable…so we've been awake for the past few nights.
good rest to you…..