Tools of the Trade

Escrow has closed and what I have called home and my studio for 27 years now belongs to someone else. The move is on. We have two months to vacate and I am not sure whether that is a blessing or a curse. Purging closets and shelves, selling furniture, sorting, organizing, cleaning and packing fill the agenda. And as soon as something gets boxed and labeled, I realize that I will have at least two months if not a year before I will see this stuff again. We are moving into a rental while our new home is under construction.

So I have finally decided that this will be my last post for the next couple of months. My energy has been redirected from my everyday normal life as an artist to a relocation specialist. To all of you who have followed my story up ’til now thanks for coming along for the ride. When the dust settles, and life resumes in the Pacific Northwest I’ll be back. Right now, with packing tape dispenser in hand I’m off to fill more boxes.

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8 Responses to “Tools of the Trade”

  1. Loriann Signori Says:

    Good luck with your packing. What an adventure it is to make such a move. I will definitely miss your posts. Till later!

    • Marianne Post Says:

      Loriann: Packing is definitely the daily agenda. I much rather be getting my fingers dusty with pastels. But the silver lining is that I developed “painter’s elbow” and have been told to knock off painting for awhile. In any other circumstance I would say, “Right!” But could the distraction of packing and moving be a blessing in disguise?

      I will miss La Conner this time ’round. But look forward to reading about and seeing your Skagit Valley paintings.

  2. Dianne Poinski Says:

    I must have missed the post about you moving! My blog reading has been haphazard lately.

    How exciting – but I am sorry we missed meeting each other in person. Are you going to be in Northern Ca for awhile?

    I will miss seeing your blog, but I am sure this adventure will be an exciting and wonderful experience. I can’t wait to see the art that comes out of this move. Please keep in touch!

    • Marianne Post Says:

      Dianne: I can certainly identify with lapses in blog reading. Way too much coming and going at this end to think about computer access. But I have enjoyed your blogs, your forthright posts, and creative inspiration. I may be absent from cyberspace for awhile, but I will find an onramp in the near future and get back up to speed. I am sorry that our paths didn’t cross locally. Best laid plans syndrome reared its ugly head.

  3. Katherine Kean Says:

    Happy packing Marianne! We’l miss seeing your new artwork on here and reading your posts, but look forward to hearing about your adventures in the future. Good luck with everything – I’m so excited for you.

  4. Sally Chupick Says:

    I will look forward to the time you resume your artist pursuits again on the other side of the country. Good luck with your move and your settling in. Coming from a veteran (we moved 9 times in 25 years) it can be disruptive; but also a great way to learn and grow, not to mention a super way to get the spring cleaning done! ha ha. It used to take me 6 months when i moved into my new digs, to get the feeling like it was ‘home’. I will look forward to reading your posts when you are settled again.

    • Marianne Post Says:

      Sally: I wish I had your experience in knowing how to best pack up a studio. That part seems like the most daunting at this point. I am anticipating having a lot of plein air time in that my new interim studio space is quite limited.

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