Change, Change, Change…

Posted: February 7, 2018 in Studio Practice, Thought Process - Conversations, Uncategorized

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Change, Change, Change….

Feb. 7, 2018

Change…You see, a long, long time ago, as in November 7th,ish.. New neighbors move next to my studio. They are a delivery service and they deliver packages on scooters all over the area. All over being the key word. The crazy thing is, they not only moved into the space on the other side of the wall, but also they MOVED Into the space, thus making it where they worked, lived, cooked, smoked, screamed, yelled, laughed, slept, and did laundry. Just on the other side of that thin wall a little community has sprung.

The next few days and weeks would prove to be quite testing. As it turned out, I had a boutique showing happening in my studio a week after they moved in. So, I politely asked that they not let boxes pile up outside on the sidewalk, not park delivery bikes in front of my studio, and not park TRUCKS on the sidewalk. However, as the old saying goes, the devil is in the details, you see, I forgot to ask them to not hang their laundry in front off my studio during the exhibition… Totally my bad….

I spent the next few weeks moving scooters, trying to convince my landlord, who was also their landlord, that perhaps, their newly signed two year lease could be void.   As luck would have it, my lease was up on November 20th. If you do the math, she just signed a two-year guaranteed paycheck from them, and I was out of a lease. She was nice enough to offer me another space between two car washes… Time for a Change.

I found a new space on the ground floor of a four-floor condo. The landlord was nice enough to allow me to expedite the move of my work from the studio to the new space a.s.a.p. This involved my new group of Guy Tai friends. A Guy Tai is a stay at home husband. In Chinese the word for stay at home wife is Tai Tai. So I started a group in the community called Guy Tai. It works well and we meet for coffee every two weeks. It includes men from the US, Turkey, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, and The UK. We sorted the date and packed up everything and moved it. Literally everything, from lights, to art, to the toilet plunger…everything.

I’m now in the new space and it seems nice. It is a shorter commute than I’m used to. My only issue is with a dryer that is only big/strong enough  to dry two shirts, two socs and a towel…  and a washing machine that sounds like an airplane during the spin cycle.  (thats the laundry gods laughing at me)    It’s taken a while to get everything set and moved. We have toasted the studio and hung the good luck Goddard Glass above the door.

It’s time to embrace the Change.

Enjoy the pics.

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Comments
  1. Sharon Rohland says:

    Sending lots of love to you at your new place!

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