Friday, June 17, 2011

Progress is slow but steady these days.  I blame my baby for being such a fun little guy.  Now that we're all finally getting some good sleep, and spending more time laughing than crying, amnesia has set in and I'm ready to pop out a hundred more babies.  I have only vague, hazy memories of being completely overwhelmed by the newborn and early infant stages.  Was all of that swaddling and yoga ball bouncing just a dream?  I still find the occasional earplug tucked in a pocket, or rolling around the bottom of a drawer, that proves it was all real.

I'm also in the process of packing up my studio.  I've decided not to renew my lease for another year.  There's a good chance we might be relocating out west for a year or so, and even if we end up staying in Massachusetts, it's hard to justify the expense when I'm only going to the studio once a week.  I always thought that if the time ever came for me to give up my space, it would be a sad, difficult transition--a regression, or even worse, the death of a dream.  So I'm shocked to find that it doesn't feel that way.  In the context of everything else, it feels like part of a new adventure.


jh said...

I know this is sort of an inappropriate post to leave this on, but I just bought your 4 birds among the flowers paintings (Muriel, Rhoda, Louisa, Dottie -- your titles are fantastic, too) and I would love to know: are the birds real birds? Which species are they?

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

Hello! You must be "the lovely lady from Canada," Kim told me about! I was so happy to hear that all four paintings will be staying together:)

Yes, all of the bird ladies represent real species:
Dottie is a Northern Parula, which is in the Warbler family. Rohada is also a Warbler, but I forget what kind! Louisa is a Nuthatch. And Muriel is a Magnolia Warbler.

Cheers and best wishes!

jh said...

I am Canadian, and a lady, yes. Thank you. My grandmother and I are both so pleased to know the species -- we were fairly sure they must be real.

I just could not decide on a subset -- how could I leave one alone?

JaneA said...

I have to say, working from home can be very liberating. So, the loss of a studio space may be a gain for lifestyle! Hope your move goes well and that you can keep your 'state of calm' throughout.

I'm so glad I found your blog. Your drawings are breath-taking.