Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

 I gotta say, 2015 was not my favorite and I am glad to see it go. It was not all bad, though. My mini resin Moxie was a huge success and allowed us to take some time off to remodel part of our house into a proper studio space for me. For the last 15 years I have worked in a very small and very uninspiring spare bedroom that connected to an even smaller and even less inspiring second spare bedroom. In between was the most ugly avocado green 70's bathroom you could imagine. Visitors would says things ranging from "ugh" to "it's not so bad". This was where all my time was spent, I felt like an old time photographer peeping through the lens trying to make something beautiful while blocking everything else out with a black out cloth.

 A kind relative remarked that my bathroom was "retro and fashionable". She was just trying to be nice I think. 

It felt SO GOOD to rip all this out and haul it to the dump! Not the kitties though, we kept the kitties.

Demolition complete! At this point I am not ashamed to admit that in my nativity that I thought it would be done in a few weeks. You'd think I'd know better after an entire adult life of remodeling projects. You'd think.

Window holes! Window holes! Window holes! And a 16.2 palomino. And Todd.

About 6 weeks later, taping and mudding. I am starting to understand the look my husband gives me when I say things like "we could do that, right? It would only take a few weeks....right?" Thankfully this is The Last Big Project......right?
As of today, January 1, it looks like I can move back in in about a week, but then again I am horrible at guessing how lo things take in reality, obviously. Todd is applying the last few coats of polyurethane on the floor today, then it needs to cure for a day, then we can install the baseboard, heaters, caulk, and touch up paint. I am so excited and looking forward to getting back to my art! The first project will be Mini Khemo. That is right, you heard it here, Mini Khemo, possibly by the end of January. Big Khemo is off being scanned as I type. After that will be a new sculpt mini, maybe by late spring. There is also an exciting ceramic project with Joan Berkwitz in the works.