Monthly Archives: August 2014

More Moving In

I am still moving furniture and trying to fit everything in my new (to me ) home. Moving is really hard work, and I’m not talking about the physical part of moving. I am overwhelmed with decisions like what to keep, what to get rid of and how to get rid of it.

Max (that's the plant) really likes his new home. He's added a bunch of new shoots and leaves. In front of him is one of my friend Hannah Bremmer's horse hair raku pots.

Max (that’s the plant) really likes his new home. He’s added a bunch of new shoots and leaves. In front of him is one of my friend Hannah Brehmer’s horse hair raku pots.

I’ve taken a lot of photos of my new home, but with all the lovely windows, the photos don’t show things the way they look in real life. It’s sort of frustrating because my house is really becoming a home and I’d like to share how it looks. Here are a few of the photos that don’t look too washed out by all the window light.

The copper red glaze ceramic pot was also made by Hannah Brehmer (I love her work!).

The copper red glaze ceramic pot was also made by Hannah Brehmer (I love her work!).

This is a bookshelf that is just outside my bedroom. The paintings were all done by my friend Elaine Frenett. She is a great watercolorist and journal artist.

This is a bookshelf that is just outside my bedroom. The paintings were all done by my friend Elaine Frenett. She is a great watercolorist and journal artist.

But there are benefits to moving too. One good thing is that while I have been unpacking and seeing things that have been out of my sight for a while. This has given me so many new ideas for new ways to play with paper.

I need to get the moving finished before I start any new projects. I love my new studio space. It’s going to be such fun creating in this space.

Enjoy, Candy

August Break & Moving In

Whew! I’m more or less taking the month of August off artistically. I need a little down time after pushing so hard to get everything ready for my show (which was a great success).

This little guy comes to visit very morning. We now feed him peanuts. It beats him eating the walnuts out of my salad, which he actually did one evening.

This little guy comes to visit very morning. We now feed him peanuts. It beats having him eating the walnuts out of my salad, which he actually did one evening.

I’ve sold my condo, which has been up for sale for over a year, and I’m finally moving my furniture into my new-to-me home just a couple of blocks away. My paste papers can now be made in a garage instead of a spare bathroom, thank goodness. The garage was put to good use getting ready for my paste paper show. Now it’s time for me to move in my furniture and decorate my home.

The wrought iron stand I found at a garage sale. I put it at the end of the hall near the bedrooms. The little sumi painting I just bought from my friend and fellow calligrapher Sally Penley. It opens and reads "The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese Proverb"

The wrought iron stand I found at a garage sale. I put it at the end of the hall near the bedrooms. The little sumi painting I just bought from my friend and fellow calligrapher Sally Penley. It opens and reads “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese Proverb”

So, for August, I will just be posting photos of my new home, how I am decorating it, and even my visitors (like my blue jay friends).

Enjoy, Candy