August 16th, 2011 (02:43 pm)
current location: experiment 17
current mood: sad
current song: the mountain goats - no children
Hi there my lovelies!
I am stopping by to say that I will be on-hiatus for a few months at least. As some of you probably know, I live/work in an artist community in Seattle. Its an old warehouse building from the 1910s, that is home to over 100 artists. Well, the city of Seattle and the State of Washington have decided that all the artists here will need to be evicted from this space, since they are drilling a new deep-bore freeway tunnel underneath the building. That means us artists have nowhere to go, and will be displaced all over the city. It means I am losing my home, my community, and the main form of making and selling my work. Its really hard. My boyfriend and I are at the forefront of a movement to find a new building for the artists, and we are making some good progress with that, but being in meetings for this project is eating up any free-time I used to have.
I'll miss you all, and hopefully I'll come through this situation and be stronger for it, and have a better space and time for fun projects again. If any of you are curious about what's going on with this art-building, I'll leave a few articles that give more detail about the situation. I will be slow and sporadic in responding to messages, and not have much time to visit the forums, so if you message me and hear nothing back, that's why @__@
Until then, here are a few pictures of Clean Slate as sort of a goodbye. I had the amazing opportunity to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit in New York a few weeks ago. It was a breath-taking, stunning, beautifully heartbreaking retrospective. It gave me such amazing amounts of inspiration, and plenty of ideas for ways I can challenge myself in my art and doll endeavors. This is my tribute to the late genius... Goodbye for now. *hugs*