We arrived at the gallery this day intent on finishing the lighting (Bill) and painting the studio (Jeane and Craig).
We were inspired, instead, to finally clean up our yard. I was so intrigued with all the big rocks I found as part of the trash out front, picking them up and placing them about, that I totally forgot to take pictures of Bill and Craig loading the truck with all the other stuff. They finally had to ASK! That’s a switch… I think they usually consider me something of a pest, a sort of Truchas paparazzi. But on this day they reminded me to do my job. Thanks guys!
Bill found some great, huge chunks of rusty metal he used to create a fence to block off an unsightly area.
And, being artists, of course we ended up finding beauty in all the refuse.
Getting rid of all that debris made a world of difference, more than any of us thought it would. There’s a great old adobe blacksmith’s shop that our landlord uses as a storage shed that sits on the property to the side of our driveway. Before the clean up, I thought it was an eyesore. But I think it’s sweet now. I like it. The whole place has somehow come together–all the buildings are cohesive. Everything suddenly belongs.
I went home to get us some lunch and when I returned these two were almost done hiding the propane tank!
We had a quick lunch and launched into the next phase of our clean up: taking a couple of items out of the space and putting them in the storage shed.
And then it was, once again, the end of day.
You know we’ll be back. We still need to paint the studio and finish the lighting. But tomorrow is another day, right?
Love to you all,
Jeane and the gang