My friend, and a reader of the blog, Grace Kane, advised us to keep on truckin’ after reading the post about our setback with the new gallery. It may date us (back to The Grateful Dead in the 60s I’m afraid) but I think it’s sage advice. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing, one foot in front of the other, and we will get it all done.
We are almost in real time with the blog right now, which is a little intense for me. I usually have posts written several weeks in advance so I don’t feel the pressure. But the post I’m writing now is just one day behind real time. Whew! For those of you who don’t write a blog, trust me, that’s real PRESSURE! But, here’s where we are.
We arrived for work.
Craig got busy putting another coat of paint on the seriously abused main room floor and Vera set to painting whatever white trim remained unpainted or needed retouching.
Anna and I concentrated on the exterior, adding some paint to the trim and PAINTING THE ENTRANCE DOOR TO THE MAIN ROOM! We all love it and hope you do too.
Then it was absolutely time for lunch, with margaritas. We may be disproving the stereotype of artists being lazy but I won’t deny it: here in Truchas we’re known to have the occasional afternoon cocktail!
You haven’t seen many photos of our studio. There are three gallery rooms and a bathroom and then this wonderful separate room we’ll be using as our studio. What a luxury! We’d intended to just leave whatever work it needed until later, but with the holdup of the electrical, we decided to dive in and paint it and we’re happy we have. When you look at the exterior photos of the building, the studio is the room with the dark blue entry door. We’re reserving it for our own private painting space and we’re both so excited about that! It’s the room with the square beams, which probably means it’s the newest part of the building. We’re going to have a refrigerator, convection oven and hot-plate. Man oh man! This is livin’!
We did a little more exterior work.
And our friend, Judith, came to call.
Some of the windows in this new space are simply stunning. There are two I particularly love. The light that comes through them at different times of the day feels ancient and inspiring. We hung curtains in these two.
Then it was the end of day. We were done in but in a good way. Anna and I agreed, after Craig and Vera had left and we lingered, that it was almost hard to leave. A very good sign, I think, for this place we now consider to be our gallery home.
Love to you all,
Jeane, Anna, Bill, Craig and Vera