Then I had gotten into this rather large event, Portland Open Studios which I've mentioned below. Preparing for this made me clean up my entire studio, hang almost 100 pieces, and try to pack up and organize as much of the stuff as possible. The event was over two weekends and extremely exhausting to me.
The day after the event, we rushed down again and packed everything, took most of the pictures off the walls and took some of the paintings home in the car. The following day, we got up at 5 a.m. in anticipation of the movers, who arrived at 8 am.
The movers did a good job and the contents of 4 small rooms of the studio were transferred to our house, which is still in a state of semi-chaos. I feel I have organized at least most of the studio so I can start painting again, and today painted for a while. The light is so much better, I know that will make a great difference.
my new large easel is behind the double storage cabinets, and virtually all my supplies for painting are within arm's reach. The mosaic glass is all in boxes which are three high and serve as a work table top. I am not sure when I will do mosaics again as they are so heavy. Perhaps a sculpture next summer... Meanwhile I hope to continue painting.
It looks a bit cluttered and confined in the photo, but is actually comfortable and roomy. I hope in a few more days that the accumulated exhaustion from not enough sleep and stress will wear off and we can make this change.