You are welcome to take a guess what this view is. – It’s looking outside at a surprisingly clear sky over Nottingham tonight from my new studio at Backlit.
Backlit is an artist-led gallery space and provides studios for rent. And since May 1st, I now have a studio here. Moving in took me longer than expected, nearly 2 weeks, but now I feel finally settled here.
I still have my studio in the washhouse in Wollaton, and next weekend I will be holding my open studio day there. – A situation that feels a bit unreal. But I nevertheless hope to see as many people as possible there of course!
With two studios I now have to make the decision where to work on a given day. – Not always easy. But I tried to split my practise a little. I can write here or there, but I brought my yudu machine and my paper mache to backlit – both messy processes. The rest for now stayed in Wollaton.
But apart from this difficult decision, it is great so far, and I am so happy about the decision to apply and being accepted in! I actually meet people which is great. I hope I am not expecting too much, but it would be great to just have the occasional unexpected exchange with another artist.
Surprisingly, this split of studios and work, generates an increased peace of mind for me. It comes especially surprising to me after I thought about stress and chronic lack of time so much lately. The fact that I have less things I can do after I made my choice for the time being brings a welcome feeling of rest. – Even thought I am probably much less efficient. Well, time will tell. For now the next task is to fill my shelf space. – And I need to make some prints to fill these white walls!
O.k., after talking about work, it’s time to start. – I want to get another head done, preferably before the open studio (not likely) and work on some miniatures (on it 🙂 ).