Well, I am just now coming up for air again. We have been our new home for nine days now. The moving vans left exactly one week ago today. Tomorrow we leave for an extended vacation planned long before we ever even considered moving. Nothing like giving yourself extra motivation to work extra hard to get things unpacked.
I am happy to report that we've completed most of the "heavy lifting." We will still come back to some mess and the need for rearranging, but the house is livable. We are eating at a table again and sitting on chairs, not the floor. Today I got the last of the artwork unpacked and have made at least tentative decisions about where most all of it will go. I have to say that unpacking the artwork was actually enjoyable. You see everything afresh and have a chance to think about all your artist friends who have created the works.
I managed to get my studio pretty well unpacked as well. As you can see from the picture below, I haven't managed to get the surfaces cleared yet, but I've got a furniture arrangement that I am happy with.
Yesterday I went through my recent wall pieces to select one to submit for the upcoming members show at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center. I am trying to keep irons in the fire here. When I get back from vacation, it shouldn't take me long at all to get the last bits of clutter cleared away to begin working anew.
Here's one other view. You can imagine me sitting right there, working away on my post. Even though it's currently raining, the lush greenery outside my window is soothing.