First… a bit of orientation…
We have most of the boxes unpacked, if not yet quite resettled. We both are still setting-up our working spaces. The plethora of bankers boxes filled with his files are shrinking. The myriad of collections of essentials for the bell biz & for their development still litter my studio.
We are enjoying the new furnishings for which we’ve shopped over these months. Our bed is the most recent. Beautifully finished, with the walnut’s character honed with the honesty of solid, simple carpentry… elegantly crafted.
We are absorbed by the difficulty of confronting the challenges of major life change… fascinating study as we live the fact.
Yet, we are dancing it well. While dancing equally well with each other. Organic maturation?
However, our compostable waste must go down the disposal or the trash chute. Or…we send it along with guests who compost or have chickens.
But, we just ordered, online, an electric device which can make compost overnight. Which seems improbable, but a friend who uses one gives it high recommendations… I’m anxious to try it! That might help assuage my frustration with all this high-tech change of life!
The “working” part of the studio still needs a lot of that work, but, as I keep unpacking the boxes of tools, I am cogitating how it might come together to function well. Much of the problem is that I do not know how I want to work. Since I have reduced my activity to mostly sales & social media creation, very little wax carving or metal finishing work has occupied me. Gardening had been a major part of my occupation until the recent move. I anticipate that I will eventually gravitate toward the drawing, or perhaps painting, I have always loved. “Who am I?” is a rather constant question in my process!
Stephen’s office is across the gallery. The big oak haberdashers’ cabinet looks great in the space!
End of this initial tour… beginning many more posts of these changes!