I can't really believe how far I've come in the last 2 years; grew a child, built a house (including studio), learned how to paint and now I'm on the eve of opening my doors to the public to see a body of work that I'm proud of. PHEW...PASS THE GIN...I'M OFF FOR A LIE DOWN
It's not all rosey - I've got arthritis and am pretty disabled now, so I've had to do lots of little life changes to get round the pain - in the studio this means sitting on a wheelie chair so I can wheel around the room, and having a painting wall with low enough hangers. I've got to have surgery. BIG surgery. Fusion of my ankle in the next few months and I'll be honest, I'm bricking it a bit. BUT I'm sure that the universe has conspired to give me a year off my feet in the studio painting away! This is an AMAZING silver lining, huh?
My studio and my art practice is essential to my life now. I meditate, use essential oils and just come and think up here. There's so much to be said for being able to have some 'me time'.
I've been talking to an amazing artist, Tracey Downing (who will also be showing her work as part of my open studio) about laying on a course for more mums to get me time - watch this space...