It seems strange to look back at that last post. When I wrote it, I had no idea where my new studio would be. It was intimidating to consider the daunting road ahead: I needed to find a new place; get moved in; get set up; and get my creative routine rolling again.
Fast forward five months, and here we are. The space is at Hatch Street Studios, a dynamic community of 50+ artists working in a restored 19th-century textile mill in the historic North End of New Bedford. Soon after I moved in on October 1, the group held its annual open studios event, and I was excited to participate. Many old friends came by, including one I hadn't seen since 1982 and one I hadn't seen since 2010, and there were many new guests who seemed to enjoy my work. I was pleased that a piece from my "Bubble" series sold to an enthusiastic collector who is also an artist.
A week later (last weekend), I dismantled the open studio setup and arranged the space in the ideal way for me to work, and a few days ago, I finally put brush to canvas. So I'm decidedly headed down a new road, looking forward to turning the new studio into a productive place to work.
Here are some photos documenting my activities in the new space.
|Just moved in! (October 1)|
|First order of business: set up for open studios event (November 19 and 20)|
|Another view of studio at open studio event|
|Larger work on display at open studio event|
|Finally set up and ready to work (November 29)|
|Newest series under way (December 1)|