The beginning of a new year is a good time to consider new opportunities and ideas. And, just a week into 2022 most of that feeling is still fresh. I am still at .500, and a winning season is a real possibility!
My husband and I said a fond farewell to New Mexico late in 2021, and moved to La Veta, Colorado. We loved living in Taos and Santa Fe, and exploring New Mexico, but Colorado is home! Needless to say that undertaking gobbled up months of my time and energy.
I worked hard on making dolls and painting through most of last year, at least until the moving thing came up. The "Range Walker" idea got some new energy and I plan to make a few more this year. And, in a ground breaking development, I gave myself permission to THROW AWAY some old doll inventory and some unfinished doll projects. Time to move on!
I hosted an Open Studio weekend in the final month before we moved. The results were interesting and encouraging in a way I didn't expect. I will share some of that in this blog before too long.
I am developing a new work space in our La Veta house. It will be the largest studio space I've ever used. That in itself may bring some interesting changes in my thinking. In the meantime I have gathered all the important art making stuff in a spare bedroom and I have already started on some new work.
My resolutions are simple: make dolls, try new art stuff and paint. Note that I did not announce how many great ideas are coming, as I foolishly did last year, or when anything would be finished!
All of that will be revealed over time and as I publish this blog. I am planning to write on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. I know that a vlog, or reels, or maybe a You Tube channel would be more up to date, but I am going to try to do this for now. !
Coming up on January 22, I'll give a tour of my new studio space.