Fall Cleaning

It’s been over a year since I sat down to write anything here.  Life got squirrelly, and then it got busy, and then the habit of writing went away.  It’s amazing how quickly that happened.  After awhile, I no longer felt guilty about not writing.  But now that has passed, and I am back – hoping I have something to say.

Lately, we have been involved in the Great Studio Clean Out.  (I say “we” because my most dearly beloved has been helping out from time to time.)  Bags and bags of stuff have gone straight to the dumpster, and more bags and boxes have gone to other folks who might use the contents in their work.  And I am far from finished.  My goal is to lay hands on everything in the studio (and assorted storage places around the house) and make a decision:  keep, donate or toss.  The most I have been able to accomplish so far is to be able to actually see the floor of my studio, but a little bit every day ought to get me through it.  The bad news is that this could take months!

I find that the hardest decisions to make are the ones that involve things that I paid goodly amounts of my hard-earned money to acquire.  (Of course, some of the easiest decisions are those that start out with “what the heck was I THINKING??”.)  And then there’s all that stuff that was given to me by someone else that I have never figured out what to do with.

Also on the agenda this week is a full revamp of my long-neglected website.  Although the bulk of this work will fall to my most dearly beloved, I have a couple of pages of assignments for writing up information for him to use.  When all is said and done, there will be a lot more pictures of my work, including several new galleries, and everything should look much more coordinated.

In the meantime, I need to get out and take care of some errands.  We stayed away from the Black Friday shopping uproar yesterday, but today I really do need to go to the grocery store, pick up a prescription, drop off some art, etc.

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!  Cheers! my little chickadees!

Larkin

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