The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery

......Francis Bacon

Friday, September 17, 2010

Renovation Blues

We are in the process of renovating our house. It can be very overwhelming. Just as we finish one project, more seem to pop up. Also one thing leads to another, have you ever noticed that?

  For instance, have you ever bought, lets say, a vase of flowers to put on your table. You bring them home, find your favorite vase and lovingly set them on your kitchen table. You stand back to admire your creativity and then you realize that you have a stack of bills on your table too. Of course that takes away from the beauty of your new flower arrangement so you have to go through that stack of bills and either pay them, or get rid of them.

 Ok, so now your table is cleared but you notice that the dishes are piling up in the sink so you have to get those washed or your flowers won't look beautiful. After the dishes are cleaned, you notice some spots on the floor so you run off to find the mop because after all, a dirty floor takes away from your flower art. And it goes on and on and on like this until your entire house is clean and you are exhausted. 

  So, I suppose if you want your house clean, go buy some flowers.

  It's the same with this renovation of ours. Things we really were not going to fix or change, just look terrible next to all the things we have done. It has turned out to be a major,  total overhaul!

Yes I know it will be worth it in the end, but right now it is just sooo much work and it is taking me away from my beloved studio where the unfinished paintings are waiting for attention from me.

I miss my studio...........................

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