I truly cannot believe it is post Labor Day already! This summer has flown by, and as some would say, it goes faster the older you get. Well, if that is true then I must have aged a lot and quickly! So, just to bring everyone up to speed, here is a synopsis of the past few months:
For the past few years my husband and I have been thinking of selling our place. This was a very difficult decision: on one hand we loved where we lived, the neighbors, location, the barn we built with my father, uncle, and a good friend, plus the sheer beauty of our property. On the other hand, life was changing for us, and we had some goals we wanted to meet: closer to family, a set studio space for my art as my business has been growing and it was taking over the house, garage and barn. So, we decided in 2013 to list our small farm. We had numerous showings and then in May we did sell. After nearly a month of rigorous house hunting, we finally found a wonderful place. It is a little less acreage, is much closer to my folks, brother, and aunt and uncle, the drive for my husband’s work is the same, plus it has a room that is my new studio!
However, we did leave some wonderful friends and neighbors, but we are only in the next county over, so it is not that bad. We are boarding the horse until we get a barn built here, and there is a wonderful canvas for future flower and vegetable gardens. I am really looking forward to getting the raspberry canes in again!
Since moving in during late June, I have painted 4 full sized whiskey barrels, 4 new fox cutouts, a toilet seat lid, plus a huge mural. My aunt from Michigan was here for two weeks, my cousin from Texas and his son were here for one week, plus we helped put on a surprise anniversary party for my aunt and uncle. We had to replace the motherboard in the computer, but outside of that the move went quite smooth over all, thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus! I believe we are at a place where we are catching our breath once again and moving forward.
I have a lot to do to get the studio ready, and I really need to catch up on computer work! I will post photos and info about the aforementioned art pieces soon. I hope you and yours have had a fun, safe and memorable summer!