Saturday, September 6, 2014

Someday is Here

A long ago canvas from my childhood.

We all say it. We all think it…”someday I will….”  And sometimes we just have to open our eyes to the reality that “someday” is staring us in the face. 

I suppose the grapevine had taken most of the “what?” factor out of this announcement, especially if you have been by 2nd April in the last couple of weeks. Yes, I am moving. Not far, but we all outgrow our dreams at some point in time and just have to close our eyes and leap.  So I am leaping down the block and around the corner.

Snarky Art is moving to 410 McKinley, the former habitat of Feather your Nest, around the corner from Journey. Imagine the look on my husband’s face when I came home one day and said guess what honey…I’m moving out! Context was needed to bring down his pulse rate and then all else was groovy.

If you want a great venue with wonderful people, please visit with Brennis and Todd to take over the loft gallery space asap. The plan is to open my new doors on the next First Friday, Oct 3, whether the lights come on or not. Could be rough, could be raw, could be wonderful….we will wait and see.
So what exactly are my “someday I want to _______” fill in the blank answers? First I must say that the new Snarky Art will be a working studio with my easel right by the window. I love the outdoors and watching the world go by while I create, so people will be able to watch the trained monkey (oops, I mean me) work on projects without feeling like they are imposing on my space. 

I will be able to feature all the types of work I make and arrange for commissions by showing examples on site, pastels and hoard couture to name two. People probably don’t know that I also build props and do merchandising displays. 

Already on my calendar (and soon to be sent out to appropriate parties) are classes to complete the Art Merit Badge for the BSA. My counselor team is ready to go on this and I only told them last week.

The bins and bins and bins of classroom supplies I have hoarded at home will finally find a new shelf to occupy.

The lighting stands and studio backdrop that occupy another corner of my house will be relocated to allow for easier photography of artwork and projects.

The big idea….still in the thought process but gaining momentum is really at the front of my plans right now and contributing to insomnia. I mentioned it to some fellow artists last night and the idea is taking flight. Thank goodness the bees nest attack has given way to another source for lack of sleep. (note to self, bees don’t like lawn movers and people allergic to bees should not run them over). Good thing those little buggers didn’t make it as far as my face or my poor husband would be sitting in jail on suspected spousal abuse considering how my leg looked.

Anyway, I just felt it was time to let the news be official. We all need a kick in the rear now and then to take those ideas, dreams, plans, etc out of our cerebellum and make them concrete. To just do it as the shoe people say. Past the midlife point of my career and missing the interaction with young people and young adults (my target teaching demographic), my time is now…..because I don’t want to look back someday and ask whatever happened to “someday?”. I don’t want to say “I wish I had…”    I would rather say “what the hell was I thinking?” and then deal with it. 

So spread the word, drop by next month and see my progress. I am so happy to be by my new neighbors at Journey, I missed Su when she left and Jeff has always been such a great pilot.  Snarky Art….the studio, will become just that… a studio….and I no longer have to say…”yeah, I have this dream….”