guess concentration never came too easily for me. but i have to say, the last few days i've had the concentration of a brain surgeon. what am i concetrating so hard on? who knows. the moment. whatever is in my hand now. whatever i am doing now. i've never misplaced quite so much before but i believe it has to do with the total rearranging of my loft since tod's departure. a new me. a new space even if its the old space. sometimes i feel like a big ole turtle head that just wants to stay inside that tubey warm neck and not have my head exposed to all the shite going on out there. thats kind of where i'm at right now. i have officially given up looking for a place to live. if there is something out there HERE I AM. i get it that right now i also aint gonna find much in the way of work, i have plenty of work. MY work. i put in a 15 hour day yesterday and i paid myself with joy. i wonder if the people i owe money to would take some joy instead money.
well. i have sold a handful of flowers recently so i'm all happy about that. relieved AND happy. i've got new vases to take photos of. i made a new clock. i'm working on new flowers and letting my peripheral imagination work on what other new works to make while i pay attention to what is going on in the studio right now.
these all sold on saturday!!!
its a little freaky that my favorite photo taking places seem to be getting painted over or fixed up. i love walking out the door, arms full of art and going just a few blocks here or there and having great photo backdrops. made me think about detroit again and wishing i had the gumption to live in a place like that. but i'm here. and its sunny most days and warm, just how i like it. i know my life will keep changing and whatever i love and hate about my life will trade places with each other and i just have to keep working on me and art.
OH! and i put this out there on facebook, my paulaart etsy shop is up to 199 sales! number 200 gets free shipping. thats a deal on my bigger heavier pieces, but its a deal on my small heavy vases too. check out the new clock i made...
Dairy Farm Found Object, Cut Pipe and Found Washers
and a new vase that quite frankly kicks some serious vase booty
Reclaimed Metal Tube finding a 2nd life as a dry flower container.
so thats the news from huntsville, tx. pretty much allowing myself to be with my art and not get caught up in all the stuff going on out there in the world that i cannot change and doesn't make me feel good anyhow.