Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Long and Winding Road

Fall in the White Mountains, AZ 2005

I decide I'm on the right path when things flow smoothly.

For the past ten years I have worked out of my home studio, cramming ever-expanding art materials into any available space. My house is more studio than living space at this point. It's been harder and harder to actually work there. But still, signing a lease agreement for a new space gave me a stomach ache! As a commitment-phobic, making the decision was easy, signing a document was hard. I know that it's a great place, a perfect space for me, in the same building with my framer. Intellectually, it makes great sense. It's that emotional impact that's working on me.

That part got easier this morning with the news that I have the opportunity to work on a big new project. So, going forward, I already have a project I might not have been able to complete at home. I will actually need that big space.

See, as things fall into place so easily, it's affirmation that I'm on the right path.

The ten year long road has brought me to this, a 3,000 sq ft space in a great commercial building sharing the same roof with my framer. It's a bigger step than I thought I could take, and right now I'm loving it!


CMC said...

You can do it, Robin. I know what you are talking about when you say stomach ache....felt the same way about moving to the farm.

BTW.........thanks for the lunch the other day when I was in Dallas.

Anonymous said...

wow, with your framer right there that should make life easyer.

good luck.

Walker said...

yes, there's something to be said about sharing space with a framer. This one happens to have a 50,000 sq ft building! I'm only taking one big room and a couple of offices.

Anonymous said...

That positively sounds like heaven, Robin! I just have one question -- do you get to take your dogs to work?