tummy time - studio time - nap time

Fall arrived today with gusting winds and that wet-leaf smell that marks the season. I guess its been here for a while, but I've been admittedly distracted. Vita's been keeping me very busy these days (and nights), and so has her brother. Claude is so very 3 right now. He's all of those things that three implies- funny, energetic, defiant, difficult, imaginative, and all together a handful, but we're all happily getting through this overly full time. I've been working a few hours here and there. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make any Halloween pieces this year but I hope to make a few bears and animals in the coming weeks for the holidays. We'll see how each day plays out. The studio is coming along slowly- I can't wait to post more progress- and even more I can't wait to be working in that space...
For now, I'm still here, in the limbo that is life. Vita and I just got home after a long walk. We both returned with pink cheeks and heavy eyes. Now, it's time for a nap.


out of the purple and into the light! (but still wrapped in plastic)

the image above is what I see when I turn around... HELLO! it's me typing away from my new office- yes, it's now out of the purple studio (we moved my desk and put in a door {first image}) and into this bright little space off my studio to be... which is still dusty and muddy but now well lit thanks to the big windows and the electricians who put in new lights and outlets last week. Now- we still have to nail down what we'll be doing to these floors but we have time. There is still a lot of sanding and painting still to be done.


hello from here**

Here**: in my house, with my baby and family, with my studio covered in plastic and plaster dust covering the floors and walls of my new studio...

Three weeks ago I thought I was back to work, and the next day our contractor stopped by, having found a little opening in his schedule, so he had a moment to work on my new studio. YEAH! but that halted all work I was doing. Seeing the progress of this new space has got me all together antsy to be moved in and again- back to work.
So, feeling antsy and needing to DO something, I bought a plane ticket and flew to Michigan with Vita. Visiting my family and a dear friend was just what I needed- a little vacation, a little family time, all the while being among people who love my (often crying) baby as much as I do- it is a beautiful thing...
Now, I'm back home. As I write this there are electricians cutting holes in the studio ceiling for new lights and soon enough we'll be sanding the floors... soon enough I'll be moving my studio again and then... soon enough I'll really be back to work.
Funny to think back to work means a whole 8 hours a week, but still, that sounds fantastic. I love being a mom, but I'm at my best when I have a little time craved out for myself- and most often, the thing I most want to do is get in the studio and get to work. For now, that will have to wait as the dust clears and construction continues...

Anyway, I'll have photos of the new space under construction soon!, until then- here's a photo of my Mom, Vita and I from last week. Miss you already mama.