Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ahh...that's better

No, still no new artwork up yet.  I haven't even started a new piece what with not having a real studio space and all.  But, things are coming along, slowly but surely.

Not a novice to moving around, I still do find this process incredibly tiresome.  I am in the "research" part of the process where I'm having to seek out all of the galleries in the city, find out what they're all about, contact them, find out what their submission process is, and take it from there--find out if I'm a good match.  Alongside that research process, I'm' also trying to find out a little bit more about the studio space option.  Being new to the city and all and still with few friends, it may be a good option as we can build a community from there.  Plus, our house is rather small.  I have doubts that the direction that I want to take my pieces will fit through our stairwell.  So, things are still up in the air.  There are many decisions to be made, and research to be done.

In the meantime, feel free to take a look at the photos of the house (below), check out my new website if you haven't yet:, and please let me know if you know of anyone in the Baltimore area that would know of the art studio situation.  I still haven't quite made that connection here yet.  Thanks for reading!

The living room, front window and front door.

Hallway to kitchen, view of the back door, stairs to 2nd floor.

Exposed brick wall with view to kitchen and stairs.

Kitchen, back window and door.

Kitchen sink, and the hallway back to the livingroom.

Stairs to the 2nd floor.

First bedroom (facing backyard)

Second bedroom (facing street)

Bathroom, and view of first toilet.

Mini hallway past the tub (on the right).

View of second sink, bathtub directly to the right.

And the second toilet.

View from the other side of the bathroom.  Yes, you've got it.
Two toilets in one bathroom!  Hot commodity here!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ACK?! What happened to my lovely blog?!

Somehow I accidentally upgraded my blog to the new interface that blogger is pushing.  What I thought was a preview was actually a permanent change, so bear with me as I deal with this unexpected change...

Sometimes change is good, right?

Here are some jellies at the National Aquarium, if it helps.  (I know it helps me...)

Excuses, excuses, excuses...

No, there's no new artwork.  But I have so many excuses!  Let me list them all (it will also be a good way to get y'all up to speed):

1.  We moved to Baltimore, MD on June 1.  Look at the skyline.  Pretty, huh?  Almost like looking at artwork, right?

Charm City!
2.  We had a wedding celebration for the two of us 2 weeks after we moved Baltimore and had friends and family in town for a while.

3.  I then worked diligently on upgrading my website to the new website: (which is--for me, an artform in itself!  I even hooked it up to Paypal so you can buy artwork online!).

The new website.  Check it out!  
Our house!  Baby blue, I love you, you smell like poo...

4.  We bought a house!

5.  We found out that the basement of the house is full of mold!

6.  We found out that the weird smells coming from the basement is probably sewer leakage from a broken pipe!

7.  And the roof is leaking!

8.  Etc...the house needs work.

Welcome to homeownership, eh?  No worries, we knew the house needed work when we bought it, so no real surprises (except for the fecal matter in the basement...ok...there aren't actually solids, I'm exaggerating...but still.  Gross.).  I'm actually planning on starting another blog designated purely for the work that we do on this house, so I won't go too far into it here...

So, the plan is that we move in at the end of August.  And in the meantime I will be looking for a studio to show my work and to hopefully have more space to spread out.  I'm hoping to get large with my pieces in the future.  If anyone knows about the Galleries in Baltimore, please let me know where I should be looking.  I'll be doing research myself, but it's always good to have the "inside scoop."  Thanks for reading, visit back soon, I'm sure I'll have more for ya!