Monday, April 21, 2014

Coming to an end and a beginning (plus a GIVEAWAY!)

I've been finding it hard to find time to blog lately. There is a lot going on with moving, packing, cleaning, throwing crap away, saying goodbyes- just generally wrapping things up before our big move. We'll be out of here in 8 days!

I feel like I'm doing fairly well dealing with all of the emotions that come at a time like this but I imagine it won't be all smooth sailing. So, I want to solicit your advice. Do you have any advice for me on moving/change/transition? What have your experiences with change and transition taught you? Any tips for the most efficient way to clean and paint an apartment? How do you deal with saying goodbye to people you love? Whatever advice or wisdom you have to offer will be greatly appreciated. Whoever leaves a comment with their advice will have their name entered in a giveaway for one of my mini (2.5in x 3.5in) stamped collages:
I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, April 28th. So, if you leave a comment be sure to check back here next week to see if you are the winner!

In the studio, I've begun to organize my supplies and get them ready to be packed up. I came across several bottles of inks that I rarely use. I decided to do some experiments with ink and watercolor on paper. This is how they turned out:


Very fun. If I get sick of spackling walls today I might do some more ink and watercolor experiments!

Shared to Creative Every Day and Paint Party Friday.

xo

6 comments:

  1. Ink and watercolor: such fun to play with, I know. I wonder how many more days you have until you move now? Was this written just today? I haven't moved in nearly twenty-four years, so I am not one to give advice in such an arena.

    i do love looking at your work, though, and am glad to be here from Creative Every Day.

    The best soul advice I can offer is to simply breathe deeply, as cliche as that sounds. Give yourself time to process, away from all the moving prep. You did well to take time off to play with paint and ink.

    Good job.

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I appreciate your advice and will remember to breathe deeply give myself time to play with my art supplies! Thanks!

      Katie

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    2. Julie! Thank you so much for the advice. I'd love to send you some art! If you email me your address (kathleenjlaclair@gmail.com) I'll get it in the mail ASAP. xoxo

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  2. Last year I moved back home after 5 years. It was extremely hard at first but I need to allow myself to accept the change and respond to my new (old) environment in a positive way. I still keep in touch with my friends and we plan to visit each other.

    I wasn't growing before. I was just existing. Time didn't slow down for me during my move...in fact everything was in fast forward! I learned that I can be strong, independent, and adventurous. I'm not making as much money as I did before but I'm pursuing my dream as a full-time artist which scares the mess out of me but this would not be happening had I stayed.

    Good luck with everything,
    Danielle

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    1. Danielle, thank you for writing. I too am moving back to my hometown after 6 years of living in NYC. I really respect that you are pursuing your dream to be a full time artist! That is amazing and wonderful! The best of luck to you! That is my dream as well. Thank you for your advice, I will try to give myself time to accept the change and settle back in to my old/new space. Thanks!

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    2. Hi Danielle. Thanks again for commenting. I appreciate your insight. I'd love to send you some art. Can you send your mailing address to kathleenjlaclair@gmail.com? Thanks! xoxo

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