I haven't posted for a while. I've been working on a piece with a completely new direction. Honestly, I've been scared stiff. I'm not sure if what I'm doing is going to work and I won't know until it's well along. I have some early photos, but I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to share them yet.
I hadn't been to the studio for a couple of days as I needed some time out to just relax. Then, yesterday, my husband went up there to get something he needed and discovered that someone had broken into my studio and stolen my wood heater! This is no small task. That heater weighed in excess of 200 kg. It would have taken at least 4 strong young men to lift it out. They came equipped with bolt cutters and crow bars to get through the gate and into the house, destroying 2 doors in the process. The worst part is that the heater was an amazing custom made piece made from a really heavy old cast iron boiler. It was the best wood heater ever. It took nothing to light it and was capable of heating my often freezing cold studio in under half an hour. I couldn't buy something like it if I wanted to. Well, actually, today I did a bit of an internet search and discovered that there is a heater on the market that is comparable (although it is unlikely to light as easily), but even after I get the insurance money I will be about $2000 out of pocket. Yikes! Then there is all the expense of further ramping up the security on the property. I can't tell you how violated I feel by this nasty calculated crime.
You may have notice that I have changed the look of my blog to bring it closer to the look of my web site. The original design was done very hastily while I was on holidays in the US last year and it was overdue for a revamp. I'm not sure it is 100 per cent the way I want it, but it is a start.
Here's hoping that all your creative endeavours are coming along nicely.