I have had 'ownership' of my new studio space for a few weeks now and have been crazy busy setting it up. Now what?
Today is the first day that I could have feasibly walked in and gotten something done but I find my self continuing the process of sorting, clearing, tucking things away, nailing things to the wall - anything but what the space was acquired for - creating.
I know I'll get there and it will probably take the first time I light the torch or the first time I hammer a piece of silver but it's really interesting to experience this - loss? No, I don't think that's it - it's not a loss but it is such a shift for me. My old space up on the hill was such a part of me for so long that my creative energy was free to roam and free to explore.
My new space is so very different (not to mention clean and bright!!) and so very new that it hasn't clicked yet. I love the space and I love the energy of the building and the neighborhood but - it's new. Sometimes "new" takes a little time I guess.
Maybe I'll bite the bullet and light up the torch - could be that the torch is my version of burning sage.
(hi Betty :)
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.