Tuesday, June 27, 2006

uh-oh...packing thoughts have already begun to interfere with sleep.

I woke up early this morning, probably because I started packing last night and now I'm on an anxious role. I've decided to do a little at a time, starting with the stuff that I know we won't need to use...but I'm an all or nothin' kind of girl and so it's hard for me not to just pack the entire house. I suppose V. and I could pack everything and then pretend that we're camping for an entire month. Maybe there would even be room to set the tent up in the middle of the living room. But no--I'll try not to dismantle our lives here completely for at least a couple more weeks. In the meantime, I think it would be best if I spent my days in the studio--painting.

I'm going to miss my studio more than anything. I'll miss the quiet lakes and the woods too--but my studio, for the past three years, has been my sanctuary. It is a world away and is one place I'll hate to pack up.

*note to self: write more about the studio.

3 comments:

Kristine said...

I can relate to this desire to pack up everything. I know how fast time flies. Yet don't forget, once you pack up everything it is difficult to live with everything in a box. A little at a time sounds good, followed by lots of time in the studio... Enjoy yourself and relax. It is all coming together...

deirdre said...

Packing. Aarrgghh! I always have the best intentions to go through things and get rid of what doesn't need to be moved, and then I get a little panicked and pack it all anyway. If you can, set a timer and pack only until it rings. It will help short-circuit the anxiety. Then you can go paint knowing you've gotten something done without it eating up all your time or leaving you in a tent in the livingroom. :)

paris parfait said...

As the Brits say, packing is a bloody nusiance! But you will create a new sanctuary in your new home, Jessie. It won't be the same as your studio, but perhaps it will be even better. New worlds are opening up and endless possibilities ahead. I think you're right to try to look past the annoying packing chores and focus on what works for you at the moment - which is your art.