Friday, June 29, 2012

Straddling Worlds

Parting is such sweet sorrow...
 I'm leaving my mill studio of 9 years and making the final move of studio belongings today.
 It has been a good run. I loved having my own space. I would have regretted never having done this.
 But my word for this year is transition. We are building a new home and I will have a studio in it- smaller, for sure than having 2 large studios, but it mirrors my life. I'm wanting to spend time making art, not to sell, but from my heart. And time to smell the flowers- physical and mental.
 So moving on, growth, awareness of my changing needs keeps me going. Art keeps me going. Family keeps me going. This change/move is a lot of work but my eye is still keened for beauty.
 This old iron wheel cover popped when I removed the things around it. I fastened it to some random nails and wow! I love the way it looks! I will leave for the next occupant. Perhaps they may enjoy it too.
Farewell, my sweet studio, it's been good.

9 comments:

Jamie Fingal said...

Congrats on your move. A great way to clean out everything, and start anew. I am in the same process right now, moving out of a small space, into an industrial building, and I can't wait to spread out! Good luck to you!

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

I have always envied this studio space of yours, so I am sad with you as you leave it. But, life changes, and we move forward. Best of luck in your new adventure!

Cheryl Rezendes said...

Having just gone through a similar transition myself I know how it can be bittersweet. But once you have finished the transition and are unpacked and making art, you won't look back!

Happy creating Wen!
Cher

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

HI Wen

There is nothing I hate and dread more than packing...not even root canal of which I have had plenty of experience! But the idea of a new beginning after the thorough review that the packing demands is exciting. Best wishes.

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

So exciting ... a fresh start, good luck.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I can think nothing but positive thoughts as you transition into your new space.
Enjoy!

Beth said...

Best of success to you, my friend. I still send daily positive energy your way...

Wen Redmond said...

Thanks folks!
It's a major review of what I do, why I do it & what I will do.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

To new beginnings and art from the heart. Best wishes for the next phase.

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