When I painted this city of Savannah oil painting, I had no idea that I’d one day live not very far from this fountain square. The lyrics of this song are serendipitous! Fortunately the home I’m headed for is still here on Earth.
I spent the day packing and cleaning for the move, but also doing batch cooking so the family has homecooked meals to heat up over the next few days. The first of two moving PODS will be delivered tomorrow and I’ll likely be too busy and tired to cook. Moving is stressful, and there’s so much other stuff going on to make it a pressure cooker, but this too shall pass and by this time next year I’ll be happy that I’m settled into my new life!
I spent several hours today packing up my art in preparation for our unexpected move. You can probably recognize ones I’ve shared with you (in the photo below), especially the wolf painting at the bottom because you’ve just seen it again in the video on today’s blog.
These are various sizes of canvas, and all are small enough to pack inside storage/moving bags, bins, boxes, etc. But my largest paintings are still on the wall because I don’t have anywhere to put them right now. My plan is to pack them in mattress moving bags, as there is nothing else we have that is large enough to protect the biggest ones. Since I don’t want to step around large mattress bags while I’m still packing up other things, I’ll just leave those last two paintings on the wall until closer to moving time. But other than those, I’ll be done packing up my many, many paintings! WHEW!
In case you were wondering why I don’t sell these, it’s because I’m saving them for art shows and exhibits. I’d landed a solo month-long art show in Ireland, moved there, and then had to return to the United States before my show date because I couldn’t get my visa extended. Ever since, I’ve been determined to get my solo art show at the right time and right place.
Meanwhile, I’ve painted probably over a hundred and fifty additional paintings since Ireland in 2016, so my show will be much bigger when I finally have one! Until then, my paintings are a bit stressful to figure out how to store and now move them yet again. I’m very relieved to be nearly done with packing my art!
It was a productive day. I also did my second-to-last taping for the Easter show. I’m still on schedule to finish the show on time. It’s getting down to the wire though, and hard to focus when so much is going on.
We still don’t know where we’re going, only that we have to be out of here by May 31. Today was one step closer, as the lender said that she is working on our loan application. We might get our pre-approval tomorrow and finally have the green light to go house hunting- and we better hunt FAST!