I had to stop working on my house/studio in Taos, NM in January for a variety of reasons. Foremost being that I have an exhibition in Normandy, France opening July 14, 2017 for a month. I had to start painting, despite the fact that my house was by then 3 months behind schedule - winter building. It took all of 3 days from walking into my temporary studio north of Taos and only a mile from the room I rent to putting paint to canvas (or board as it happens). I was absolutely right when I thought that all the focus of working on my house/studio would translate directly to the easel! The work has to be finished by mid-March, and dry by the end of the month so that I can ship it to my framer in preparation for this wonderful little show in the village of Le Bourg Dun, not far from Dieppe. I have spent nearly every day in the studio - not wanting to tear myself away, even to check on the house and make sure it still is in one piece. And yes, it (the house) does now have a roof; and has almost completely dried out after spending most of December and January dripping water like a grotto (see my last post!)
I'm still not in my house, but my go fund me campaign is helping, as are people who step up to offer some thing I need, or some free help. I feel the love! There are still lots of things I can do before I have to pay for something....but for the moment, my studio has my focus. I am content!