Away-from Homestretch

 

ajoomchishadow

Joomchi shadow! Intriguing…

I’m wrapping up an explosion in the studios, a number of new things being worked on at once. Sweet studio hours have been woven in with pup training, sleep / eating schedules very different from mine, still way too much admin, medical visits, laundry, all the essential ephemera of life. It will all come together tomorrow and Tuesday (when cleanup will also – definitely – need  to happen), Wednesday is reserved for a big fat pile of tedious postponed admin, Thursday for packing and Friday: the road.

astudiosketch

I’m really looking forward to the workshops, and absolutely eagerly to the many friends I’ll be so very glad to see…and of course, this show, which will open while I’m in Rosendale. At the same time, I am having small wistful twinges about leaving. My presence at home is a boon to our current situation, the wee gardens are at peak (we’ve just begun to eat the burgeoning tomatoes that taste like the sun), and Chance is at a point in his schooling where he’s slowly beginning to realize that walking at heel is his job, and that the world will not end if he ignores squirrels while doing so. I’m truly becoming a confirmed homebody (well, and home studios-body: that’s essential). I know for certain, though, that I’ll come back replenished, renewed and refreshed.

abackgarden

These lovely purple French hollyhocks aren’t supposed to be here; they’re growing in the wee spaces between stone pavers, outside the garden.  I decided to let them.  They’re gorgeous and very very tough and hardy: Chance crashes into them multiple times daily, retrieving his ball, so they protect the actual garden.

apalimpsest

A joomchi palimpsest…

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2 thoughts on “Away-from Homestretch

  1. so very excited by the studio work and becoming a true homebody! sorry that you have to be away from home for a while but also selfishly happy that we get to see you soon!

  2. travels with joomchi, didn’t some famous guy write that? grin. funny that i was doing it, too, only not right (what else is new?) leaving lupe in charge is a good idea. give her a hug for me.

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