Monday, September 14, 2009
The Kitchen Reveal:
It's done or "close enough"! The flooring needs to be repaired and the cutting board is missing. I have everything back in where it belongs only better. I invested in trays and accessories that hopefully will keep my knives, spoons & spatulas organized. I've ordered a metal bar stool which has not yet arrived. August and some of Sept. has been spent on this update and all in all it has not been too painful...what was most difficult was keeping it all organized...deliveries, painting, install etc. I am on an extreme budget so I spent a great deal of time shopping....buying appliances on days when "no sales tax" was offered or getting a no interest no payment for 10 months for the big items and for the countertop I used a 1% check from my credit card. The laminate was the big surprise as it looks great...better than I had expected since I picked out my choice from a little three inch sample?!
Now I can return to the studio without big interruptions. I'm going in this week to finish the "Ancient Dashboard"...it's been so long I'm not sure if I'll be able to reconnect. If not then I'll start a new piece...still focused on using the compass in the work. Fall feels so good for art making...a true feeling of renewal.
Friday evening begins our High Holidays which is full of ritual, prayers and singing. At the end of the evening service we will exit to long tables covered with platters of icy cold sliced apples and bowls of honey....for dipping the apple slices. Life is good and this time of year very sweet!