One of those kind of bittersweet sort of days... I'm glad I didn't have to do this alone - my awesome kid actually made it fun.
I had cleared out my little studio a couple of days ago - but today I had to go and - GASP - wash off all the chalkboards!
Whoever moves in next will have to paint over the murals. I'm not sure I could bear to do that. I had only been in this space since August, but so many things had changed.
Time for a fresh start - and that means fresh murals in a new studio!
"Begin Again"... again!
The Kid pointed out that the only quote left - was ON me.
So we took our ladders and buckets, climbed the stairs, and set our sights on customizing our new space.
We started with a chalkboard. This one is huuuuuge. Actually, the chalkboard is longer than the old studio... It's going to need another coat of paint. And some trees, right?
It took quite some time to clean - lots of buckets of dirty water and I only managed to clean one corner of the space. But it was enough to set up my New Studio.
Crazy, right?! Everything, plus an extra table, in an area TWICE the size of the old studio... and it still only takes up a tiny part of this space?!
I still have a lot of work to do - this other wall needs a giant chalkboard too. But as we stared at it - with our bloodshot eyes and rumbling bellies - it turned into a fish shape. And since it is made of angles, I realized, it must be an Angler Fish!
We used our Master-Mural-Skills to create our vision...
A vision can be a very dangerous thing!
Look out Little Fish!! Oh No!!
Yup. Except for the pain in my lower back - that's what I'd call a perfect day!
The BeeHive Studio has two artists in residence so far (pictured above) and is looking for two more Resident Artists to join us!