I went to the NAWA opening! I forgot my camera (actually, I remembered the camera but had conscientiously put the battery in the charger the night before...the best laid plans, ha! Thank you to Austin for saving the day!) On a more thoughtful note, though forgetting the battery was no disaster, it made me realize how challenging it is for me to leave the house right now, and I've been rethinking my goals for the summer. Usually, I apply for grants/fellowships for summer art programs (I try to learn/perfect a technical skill each summer), but this year, I maybe I'll stay home, work, and try to take some day trips or attend a local workshop.
|drawing on block|
|(feline assistant says: "I'm glad you have come to see this situation the right way, |
that is, my way."
I also worked on the kitchen. It's been on my "to do" board for a while. In terms of practice and habits, I'm not exactly sure how many times I've moved in the last decade or so (I get confused about what "counts"), but, on average, more than once a year, about every 9 months. So, I have some practice at "homeyness-ifying" very quickly, but not so much at making slower, longer-term decisions. After getting some help to take down the cabinets, move the fridge, and instal some track lighting in November, I haven't done much. It was too overwhelming; so, instead of going task by task, I decided, to go with phase 6 and use a method I sometimes use for painting and music. I started in one spot (the left corner, where I stand to make breakfast each morning) and am working around the room, left to right, finishing each spot before going on to the next. It's probably a little weird to just paint one cabinet or half a window frame, but it's getting done, and I don't really mind having lots of paint cans open or cleaning extra brushes.
|That was the floor - sadness!|