Sunday, April 28, 2013

In Seattle for a few days to show my sister around and listen to my niece perform at the Triple Door tomorrow night as she begins her west coast tour.

Oh Seattle how I've missed you.  I love my east coast but you will always be a part of my heart.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

This morning a friend wisely wrote about how the desire for vengeance seems to be silencing the call for compassion.  

I agree and replied to his post with "I very much believe that people aren't born wanting to commit heinous acts. Those who do are also victims because something broke inside them...physiologically, emotionally, spiritually. The whole mess is phenomenally heartwrenching."  

Vengeance begets vengeance.  It's a vicious cycle. 

On another note, today I begin packing the studio.  My fridge and two very large canvases were taken away this week.  Two drawing tables are leaving this weekend.  I'm trying to simplify not only because of space but in an attempt to assist with greater focus when I return to painting.    Photo is a detail of a painting on one of the canvases that was carted away.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wow.  It's been an incredibly busy week.  

Photo from last Sunday's studio crit group.  Before indulging in art, we indulged in a chocolate tasting...Paris, Madagascar, Ecuador and Mexico.  I brought the two cheeses, a lovely Drunken Goat, and a Hard cider English cheddar.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Last night I put down a deposit on a lovely, character-filled 2 b/r apartment just off Broadway, near Julian's.   I'll find out Monday if I get the place.  And if I don't, I know there's something better waiting for me.

Afterward, Serena, Daved and I walked over to The Grange - a lounge, vegetarian restaurant and coffee house.  It's only been open for a week.  The atmosphere and decor is wonderful.  The drinks, fantastic.   And, they serve Stumptown Coffee, created in Portland OR.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Much on my mind.   How sane is it to be looking for an apt, a studio and a job at the same time? 

Feels like a year ago when I moved. I need to lessen my expenses and so am thinking of letting go of my studio. Also, although my room has been a perfect landing spot, I miss having my own apt. I want to pull my things out of boxes. Today I saw a wonderful 2 b/r apt near Julian's here on Fed Hill and the living room with 10 ft ceiling and a large bay window would make a fab studio. My other option is to get a smaller studio space. I'm looking at one on Thursday night. And my great temp gig ends in 3 weeks. So I also am on the hunt for a job. Too many decisions right now.