Let every heart prepare him room. Some years, preparing room is as simple as changing the sheets in the guest room. Other years, the room has been renovated. But this is a year that requires an empty space. The tree is decorated. Presents are wrapped. Packages are shipped. I need this empty little stable with its one … Continue reading Advent Interlude 3
The Terpening siblings met face to face in this month; we usually meet monthly via video calls. We talked about work environments. We visited in Paul's workshop. We discussed Beth's stand up desk. We are confident that for all of our days we will share creative chat, that we will listen to each others' creative journey. … Continue reading Listening Together
This is the non-glamorous side of my art studio. My son and I taped off a 10' square on the driveway, set up five pieces of display furniture, and moved them around. We tossed questions between us. What are you putting on this? Do you want this painted? Can you get behind this? Will people … Continue reading Will this work?
My walking partner asked me today if I use all the rooms in my small house for studio work. Here is the bathroom three hours later. This is not an unusual scene.
This is the beginning of the 8th week of my full-time pursuit of studio work. I had envisioned merrily using the summer to produce so many of the things that my heart and hands had longed to make. What I have encountered is the need to edit. Already. The need feels premature and a bit … Continue reading Enough and Editing