We finally decided its for sure Texas. We are going to go to Huntsville, get our hands dirty and learn all we can about building reclaimed homes. It's a bit much to take in, and honestly I find myself thinking less than ever. What is there to think about? It is all happening seemingly on its own and it is a relief to have the ball in motion and not have to suppose or get into a head trip about anything. I have no idea what to expect and I like it that way. All I know is this:
we leave oct 15.
we are going to huntsville texas to volunteer for the phoenix commotion (sidebar link)
we plan to rent a house and set it up as an art studio for both tod and myself.
we will be living as simply as possible, bringing our art supplies/tools/clothing/computer and kitchen stuff
we are going to get some help from the people there, in advance they are going to scout out some possible homes for rent
there might be a venue for my work there believe it or not so if all goes well i will have more opportunity to show/sell art there, than i have had here.
I look back at my life and remember being a small child making intricate towns and structures in the sandbox. or playing with american bricks and building homes; using lincoln logs or playing cards to build build build. i remember watching my father using tools to redo the house or construction workers magically creating a building and thinking how do they DO that?! i have always said i want to build my own home. design it. but sometimes you say things and dont believe you will or CAN. i still struggle with thinking i'm too physically weak or dyslexic. or whatever other stupid labels i have foisted upon myself. this might very well be IT. and if it isn't thats okay too. at least i'm closer to having an opportunity to finding out if this is indeed what i want. all we can do is try.