As I continue to bring up my supplies from our old home to add to our new home, I am feeling more settled here and detached from there. This last trip I brought up my waxes in progress so that I can begin to prepare to do some bronze casting again. It has been two years since the furnaces were ramped up for a burn. I have four art pieces on the table waiting on TIG welding and three or four projects in the wax, not to mention a few in the clay mode.
With the excitement of the finishing touches on our new home, I am exploring the land to get familiar with the territory I will be working in and living. The result is racing my brain into new ideas and prospects for subject matter. I have already incorporated the land into two new projects while I continue to paint on present work and plan to move my materials shortly to the new site. There may be no walls in the studio yet but the prospects of not having to be concerned over neatness has me ready to work even if it is on the floor.
Now that I am back to my making art, I must remain conscious of the use of my hand. With my arm raised in position of holding a brush and working on a large canvas requiring an easel, the arm and hand becomes tired and even painful. With my release from physiotherapy for tendinitis, it frightens me to think of another few months away from my work and exhibition progress should I injure my hand in over use again. I am still doing a few exercises each day to rest it when my hand and wrist feel stiff from use.
As I have outlined the process to preparing to exhibit a proposed series of work in my blog, I did hesitate in submitting my completed proposal papers. In hindsight, this was a good feeling, that proved beneficial in my favour. With the discussion of new directions for our lives, upon my spouses’ retirement, I decided to table the papers until I was assured of a more settled time.