Morning Musing

Morning Musing

This painting is currently available. Mixed Media on wood panel. 36 x 36 x 2 Sides are painted black for a finished look.  I love living in New York and  I love my little Brooklyn apartment, however, I don’t love … Continue reading

Raining in Soho

Raining in Soho

SOLD! This is a self-portrait. Recently, I found myself in Soho, on a cobblestone, street enjoying the rain. I love to walk in the rain, but I confess, I haven’t done it very often in the past. I’m so use to … Continue reading

New Beginnings

The house is nearly empty and tomorrow morning we’ll pick up the U-Haul and load it up with what little we’ve decided to take with us.  It’s quiet in the house as we sift through the last bits and pieces.  In the quiet, we’ve been reflecting on our time in Denver and in this house.

cropped-20131208-IMG_527012.jpgDenver has been a place of healing, restoration and inspiration to us. This house- a place of piece and joy that ultimately financed the next leg of our journey. We’re going to miss it.

We’re so very tired –it’s been a very stressful few months.  The house sold, then the buyer backed out, then it sold again with a contingency that the buyers house sold. Then their deal fell through and they put their house back on the market but within a couple of days we were back under contract and this time is all worked out.  Meanwhile, we sold our car, rented a car, made hotel reservations, U-Haul reservations, and began the process of purging and packing.

The move to NYC is filled with all sorts of obstacles and details that none of our moves have ever had before. It’s complicated and very stressful.  There have been times when none of us were sleeping well, worried about a million things and wondering if we were crazy to make a move like this. Have I mentioned how STRESSED OUT we’ve been? Anyway…

It’s scary but we’re so excited when we think about what opportunities may be waiting for us on the other side. “The Director” has already come up with a brilliant idea for a new project when he gets to the city and “The Composer” has made some awesome contacts. As for me, I’ve sold three paintings just in time to get them shipped before they were packed.  The extra money will come just as we are resettling into our new space. So good things are beginning to happen even now.

I haven’t painted in months and I don’t know how long it will be until my studio is back up and running. At first, I was terrified about not painting for a long time, and then I was worried about not finding the studio space I needed to work, and then I was nervous about finding my place in the New York Art scene. I was just terrified and overwhelmed about the whole thing!!!  But, I’ve gotten past some of that, and now I’m beginning to dream about new inspiration that I’ll find in the city.  I’m thinking about how cool it could be to have a studio space in a building with other artists. I’m excited about having access to museums and galleries and classes.  I’m not so afraid anymore.  I think it’s going to all work out.

It’s our last night here and tomorrow our adventure begins.  I’ll see you on the other side!

 

 

 

 

Moving

Moving

We received an estimate from professional movers to get us to NYC. I was expecting as much as $4000 but was shocked when the estimate came back at $6300!  No appliances, no couches, no beds, just boxes and a couple of … Continue reading

Momentum

Momentum

  60 x 30 x 1.5 Mixed Media on wood panel Once again, our house is under contract and this one looks good to go. We’re scheduled to close on January 28 which means we have a lot to do! Sometimes, … Continue reading

One Cold Winter Night

One Cold Winter Night

This painting is currently available. Mixed Media Oil, paper, fabric 36 x 24 x .5 $1700 Sides are painted black Comes ready to hang! As we enter the winter season, our family is also entering a kind of winter.  We’re … Continue reading

Transition

Transition

  This painting is currently available! mixed media 1.5 inch deep wood panel 24 x 12 x 1.5 $500 The house has sold!  Ok, so this is really happening! We’re moving to New York City!  Our closing date is scheduled for … Continue reading