I officially shut down my studio yesterday and gave up my private bathroom today. New windows will be installed throughout our townhouse next Thursday and I need to create an open space four feet from each window and a clear path to allow them to remove the old windows and bring in the new ones. My studio offered particular challenges based simply on the sheer volume of glass and related supplies stored there. The bathroom has become temporary storage but I am concerned about the overall weight loading in that room. There is still quite a bit of work to do, and then I have to bring everything back in after the installation! I don't think I will ever be bored!
July is turning into another busy month. I spent last Thursday evening at Stained Glass Stuff with three other ladies working on mosaic pieces. I failed in the measure-twice-cut-once category and had to identify different glass and re-cut one set of pieces... I put the finishing touches on Road to the Lake yesterday. I am balancing time spent in my studio working on new pieces and time devoted to sorting and removing all of the glass, etc. from my studio so they can change all of the windows in our house next week. oday I ground and foiled most of a new purple abstract piece. Tomorrow is fully booked with my volunteer activities and Friday I am at Galerie Old Chelsea from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I will have time Sunday to finish the purple piece and then I will have to close the studio until after the window replacement.
The Commission I had been working on is now finished and installed, but not without incident. Tim from Stained Glass Stuff convinced me not to put it in the garbage and got it back on track. 12 panels are now hanging at Il Primo Restaurant on Preston Street here in Ottawa. I got back into the creative mode this weekend and completed one new piece. I now have blank rectangles drawn on three pieces of paper and am working on designs for three new pieces.
Too busy to blog? June turned out to be busier than I expected. Since my return from Nova Scotia, I worked three days at Galerie Old Chelsea, finished the transom commissioned by a client (Glebe Neighbourhood), celebrated Canada Day, and hung a dozen pieces of glass in the windows of Il Primo Restaurant. I can now hope to get back to a semblance of routine and begin creating projects again.