Dust Off the Butterfly
A Periodic Journal of an Artist Living Off Grid in the Colorado High Country by Pattie Wall
Sunday, November 19, 2017
A Sneak Peak of the New Digs
Studio space about Day 10 - moving right along,
the added bonus is a loft space for storage above
this 450 square foot space - very cool! Ready for walls and ceiling.
new use of an existing building
Thursday, November 16, 2017
I have been thinking alot about this blog and whether or not I will keep it going.
For now, "the blog gods won".
We are in Westcliffe - much of the time these days. I have a new motto -
A TEST OF STAMINA!
We have been literally knocking ourselves out
as we MOVE OURSELVES back to Colorado - no help,
just us and our vehicles and a couple of trailers.
Been so busy getting a studio space ready - among many other
unexpected glitches and roadblocks but all the
while it's worth keeping our 'eye on the prize'.
We wanted so badly to make this move for a very
long time now.
Soon, I will move my myriad of supplies and tools here and begin using them
again. I have also been thinking about 'why I paint'. I have come to realize
that more then anything, it's about the PROCESS of painting...
the ups and downs and thinking that goes into what I am trying to express
and how I am saying it - what mood, what emotion, what color, what feeling?
I am ready to crank it up and get going again.
It may happen around the first of 2018 - if plans go accordingly.
If you have been checking in, thanks. I will be back soon.
hiatus from painting
why I paint