Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Gardner or A Sailor

I haven't posted a whole lot lately because this job I've taken on as 'Facilitator' of the 'Artists Co-op' has been pretty damn all consuming.

Let's see, what exactly HAVE I been doing?
Writing Contracts
Designing A Logo
Creating Business Cards
Working Hours at the Shop
Organizing Meetings
Writing Agendas
Attending Meetings
Acquiring Licenses
Painting Walls
Tearing down walls - Actually that was my husband (thanks sweetie!)
Cleaning Carpet - (thanks for your help Bill!)
Managing leaks - As in, climbing ladders and placing buckets in the ceiling to keep it from falling in.

And when this is all done:
I create art in what my husband likes to refer to as my 'rubber room.'

Who knows where all this activity is going? I hope towards creating a sustainable artist community... That IS the ultimate goal anyway.

So, some days I feel like the Gardner, carefully nurturing the tiny seed we've planted:Other days, I feel like I'm on the deck of the Titanic, the band is playing and the ship is going down:The highs and the lows have been both amazing and character building. I'm learning a LOT but damn am I tired!

*Where DO I find the time to play with my crappy 'Paint' program? The shop doesn't have an internet connection, pffffttt!

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Blogger Chris said...

Perhaps you're gardening on the Titanic? ;)

Strap on a life vest and keep on keeping on.

11:53 AM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger lime said...

i love that you are building a community of artists. our town has a fairly decent arts community and it so enriches the area.

4:24 PM, February 02, 2010  
Blogger EmBee said...

Chris, Yes.. I believe I'm the curator of the Titanic's little known conservatory.

Lime, That's exactly what we hope to achieve in our little downtown area... Hopefully you'll have the opportunity to stop in someday.

10:10 PM, February 02, 2010  

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