Down deep I knew I did not want to make another quilt for my upcoming exhibit especially when I finally admitted that my time could be put to use elsewhere.
I am knitting a sweater that is almost finished. I really wanted to get it done before the weather warmed up again. It was 72 today. And there are several artist calls I want to submit entries too... and I want to mull over what I want to do with my condo. I am visualizing myself in the space.
When I did the inventory of the pieces I had rolled in the closet or left in MO with Lyn and added in the ones I have created since moving to Florida, the count was 13 pieces that fit the theme. At the most, no matter how I added up the numbers and matched it with the amount of running feet of wall space, 11 pieces were the maximum that could be shown in the space I was allotted and not have the exhibit look crowded.
So as I was eating my customary breakfast of walnuts, blueberries and non-fat yogurt I sent an email off to the curator with a thumb nail picture of the 13 pieces I thought were appropriate complete with the sizes of each so she could make the decision of how many of them she wanted. When she does, I can get on to making labels, sleeves and sticks. No since in doing that until I know for sure.
I was immediately relieved.
Now I can turn my creative energies elsewhere. Just knowing if the cloth and the dyes and the sewing machine calls I won't have to work to a theme; a freeing thought, even when the theme is flowers and flowers are my most favorite of subjects.
The inspection for the condo went well. No major problems but there is lots of updating I want to do, such as hardwood flooring throughout, energy efficient windows and new wood work; doors, moldings, etc because they have been painted far too many times. I want French doors instead of bi-fold in my bedroom, although I think a bi-fold would work better for the closet in my studio. (Space saving)
I want to change a doorway from the living room to the bedroom hallway into an archway. Because I am not sure why there was a door there in the first place.
Can't you see this ... No not the baby grand, the shelving around the french doors.
And yes, I am going to remove those awful vertical blinds.
I can see bead board in the bathroom which will be completely gutted. I want bead board in the dining area too. I love that cottage look, so there will be lots of white trim and yellow walls and open cabinets and shelves in the kitchen in time as I am not sure if the kitchen will get done before the move because with the exception of the refrigerator which has been without electricity for MONTHS nothing else needs immediate replacement. The range and dishwasher look to be recently purchased, but I would love to replace them because they are black, I hate black appliances especially in a galley kitchen that can use all the lightness it can get. Hence the changing out of the maple cabinets for white ones at some point, or maybe I'll just paint them white. Hmm....
I plan to fit out the closet in the room that will be my studio and make it my office space. Today Rene and I are off to Lowe's and Home depot to pick out what we need and want for our condos, the contractor says he can get everything I want done in three weeks. Coincidentally there is a big home and garden show at the convention center this weekend. Rene and I plan to scope out what the newest of new stuff in home decor and improvement is this Saturday.