I give up any pretense of working on my art (or my blog) until further notice!
The opportunity to move to a different house came up rather suddenly and I started packing up my studio on June 24, when I arrive home from a week-long get away. We moved on July 17, and just today I was able to begin unpacking a few things in my new studio.
Our new house has the interesting feature of a gold fish pond in the front courtyard. We thought it was too crowded with fish, most about 8" long. We found a guy who was willing to come over to take as many as he could catch to move to his pond. We helped him catch 23 fish. My job was to hold the plastic bag open in the water to receive the fish as they were dumped out of the net. None of them landed on my head, although it felt like a possibility each time. I was reminded of my "Fish Out of Water" sculpture. By the time we had stirred up the pond for an hour it was such a mess, we gave up knowing there were a few left. This morning we counted nine fish that emerged from the depths to feed. The plan was to get rid of all the fish, but I think we will keep these after all.
The good news about out move is that I have a few new ideas that have blossomed while I was unable to put my hands on any art supplies! My goal is to be ready to start working again on September 1. Check back again in a month to see if anything is happening here!