I know, I know, it’s been ages since I’ve poked my head up and written. My dear friend, Terry, just wrote to remind me of that yesterday (Thanks, Terry for getting me back to the computer). Frankly, I haven’t been doing or seeing much art since my move out to sunny California. Since I had a fairly good rhythm of making and seeing art in Chicago, post ideas were obvious. Now, not so much. So, the focus of the blog will change along with my life. Your guess is as good as mine whether the transition will be sucessful.
Though we have been settled in our house for about 8 months now, life still feels very transitional. Much of that has been intentional. Very good in some ways, in others, much more challenging. I have never had a period in my life where I felt so stretched, at least for so sustained a period of time. Ken and I are actively talking and planning for a very big life change; his transition out of corporate life and our eventual, permanent move further north and out of Silicon Valley. It’s hardly around the corner, but requires lots of decisions to be made now to make it happen. Life has involved a ton of planning. Exciting and scary at the same time. I guess this is my/our version of a midlife crisis:-)
My creative energies have been spent looking for land up north and designing a house and site plan. I have also been trying to get a basic infrastructure planned, bid out and built. The learning curve has been steep, but really exciting. All of which I feel a bit protective of sharing on the internet. In general, I feel a bit odd sharing about my personal life here. This blog was always about art and now it feels like it needs to take a more personal, vulnerable focus. I’m not sure I know how to do that dance or even if I care to. I guess I’ll have to stew on that one.
More to come. Soon……..