I guess the current buzz word is downsizing. It’s a necessity, I suppose, at least for me. My house is too big for me. I need work space not public, entertain judgmental people space. I don’t want to keep all this clean; I would rather use the energy I have for doing more interesting things.
I did get almost all the quilts off the walls this week. It seems I had spent the last ten years grieving and mourning my old life and most of that was finished. Taking the art work off the walls was such a shocking sense of finality. Yes, I will hang some of them in some other place. Yes, I will sell many of them. For now, they are rolled, wrapped, and stored.
All that remain are Kendra Bayer’s and Liz Berg’s pieces which both need their wooden crates dragged out of the garage. It’s an easy job once I get everything in one place to do the work. Worked my way through my photo files. I know Bayer’s and Berg’s photos are somewhere; just not where I expected. Since I could not find photos I guess I will photograph them once they are lodged in their crates.
I did find Pamela Allen’s Giotto Eyes, magnificent! It also got rolled, wrapped, and stored away ready to move.
I have been thinking lately of a 4″ square linoleum cut that prints up nicely; I like how it mats and frames to 9″. Been toying with the thoughts of what have I got in images that could make up a set of four more 4″ square carved printing plates. That part of the scroll through the images was productive. When I pulled them into a file it was only fourteen. Cluttered on my desktop it seemed like a lot more. I like the process of carving. I have a need to be productive in the midst of the removal chaos. It is probably just wishful thinking.