craigslist post to de-weed their garden so this week I worked like a mad woman to get this done asap. She didn't want to spend much time or money on it but $15 an hour was my fee so I got to stop before it got completely done, guess she will do the rest this weekend before her guests come. Fine by me, my fingers are raw, my back is as tender as baked chicken. Hard work but good for the brain, good for the bank account. Nearly paid for the car work I had done this week and gave me a break from all the thoughts and things I've got going on.
Now I can get back to looking into MA more. I've done some online looking at more art studio rentals, art shows, art towns etc. Looked at jobs and gigs and art community on craigslist and am getting more of a feeling for what life could be like there. I think I could make it just doing odd little jobs for people as long as I still sold art with some regularity. It could very well be the next step that needs to be taken.
I'm relieved I decided not to do the Lowell Studio rental, going into it with hardly any money would be too difficult. It's exciting to think of some big changes but stressful and I can't jump into everything all at once and keep my sanity. I've pretty much decided this summer I am going to take as many trips to MA as I can. The house owners will be here for weeks at a time and thanks to Tod's mom I will have a place to stay and can fill my days with bike riding, exploring, odd job doing and more research into the art life there.
Tonight the gallery here in Stowe is having their big shebang annual outdoor/indoor opening. They took my recent piece after all since one sold 2 weeks ago as I only had one other piece in there. Tod will be working but I might drop by just to float around, or maybe I can drive the taxi tonight if its busy. All I know is the sun is out today and I feel like there is HOPE :)