Tuesday, February 02, 2010

the slow move

I haven't been too inspired to post here lately, but the thaw is coming. My mind has been pulled in several directions over the past few months and I'm just now beginning to get a hold of things.

Things are taking form in the studio: paper, panels, paint, collage, a bit of this, a bit of that. It's happening slowly but surely.

This fall/winter has been a little rough: bike accident back in October, computer crash/loss of information, finance issues (who doesn't have those, not counting the CEO's of certain companies we've helped finance. That's all I'll say about that here...) and a general lack of focus in the studio for a while. Of course, it all has not been bad: I did Open Studios in October and sold a small painting, I gave a talk at West Virginia University, met some great people there and saw some paintings of mine that I hadn't seen in almost a year.

With that said, I'm moving on with some new work. In a way, I feel like I'm in a pitch-black room, feeling my way around for a switch. It's getting done and how it turns out is anyone's guess, but that's how it usually is, actually. My studio schedule has been pretty scattered for the past few months but things are coming together.

And now for something completely different:

This is going to be my new bike, hopefully. It's not ready yet and I haven't tried it out. My old bike was not exactly totaled after the accident, but there are too many things wrong with it to make fixing it worth the headache. Lucky for me, my parents-in-law super great. They are so cool that they sent money over from Australia so I could get another bike when Eva told them what happened.

I'm going with a single speed because I've wanted one for a long time and I love their simplicity. They can be works of art in and of themselves. Here's more about the one I'm getting: Swobo Bikes
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