So, I'm sorry I haven't been writing much. "The Move" and related garage sale has proven to be *a lot* more work than I initially envisioned. We've been working round the clock to get Aaron moved in and not much else has been getting done.
This photo is a fun one that he took of me on "Cleaning Out My Dirty Art Cubbies Day". The wig, glasses, and Martigras beads were only a few of the interesting things we discovered as we plowed through years of mystery containers in my art storage shelves. They're *so* organized now. When I do actually start working, I think finding things will be a lot easier.
Gustavus was wonderful but I forgot my camera. We both overslept and arrived at the airport just in time. It's so much easier to fly on bush planes than commercial airlines; they let me keep my cup of coffee AND a pitch fork we were taking to his family. We stayed in an adorable A-frame cabin with a wood burning stove and a loft. Spent the weekend working in the garden, took a nice long walk through the woods that ajoined their property and napped in a clearing near the river. We also flew his new kite down at the beach, and made rootbeer floats! Overall it was a restful, relaxing weekend; I really love spending time with his family too.
But back to reality...in Juneau since then it's been all work and no play. We have managed to get out sailing only once so far this summer. I've had to turn down the commission to illustrated North Through Paradise because I just don't have the time...I haven't even started working on my Sept. show yet. Part of this move has envolved moving my studio area from upstairs to the ground floor, a room with a door so I can be alone to paint, which I've discovered is a requirement for me. Yesterday I was commissioned to do a CD cover for an Anchorage band...I hope it works out.
Anyway, below are two photos of my adorable cat Osiris and my even more adorable boyfriend Aaron (see, I didn't make him up!) They are gettin along really well and he doesn't seem to be having the alergic reactions to the cats that was bothering him earlier.