Getting ready...

With a solo show looming, there are lots of little jobs to get done as well as paintings to complete. Once a painting is finished, it doesn't stop there. The work needs to be varnished to protect it from UV rays and fading and to protect the finish. I then have to get the paintings to my framer.. Thankfully I have recently upgraded my car but when I had my Beetle getting large pieces to the framer was pretty impossible so I would end up having to do a car swap with my husband so I could use his ute. Nowadays I have my Jeep and with the seats down I can get some pretty large pieces in there which is great. Once framed I then have to collect the work and store it somewhere. We are currently living in a very small house and right now there are paintings stacked 3 and 4 deep behind the couch and along the walls. My poor family has been very patient! This house is teeny anyway, and with me painting here and storing my stuff it is all getting rather cluttered and starting to take its toll on my brain!

I am yearning for clean uncluttered surfaces with no "stuff" in sight. Some storage space and a proper working space is in the pipe line so I know this is not forever...